Breezy Hill Turning

Turned Wood Art by Michael Foster

Diatomaceous Earth, inspired by a Stephanopyxis diatom Diatomaceous Earth, Desert Ironwood, Cherry, 12"H x 6"D x 9"W Diatomaceous earth Diatom IV, Box Elder and acrylics, 2.25"H x 6.5" D Diatom IV based on an image of a Triceratium sp. diatom. Diatom IV, close-up "Radiolarian" based on a Radiolarian skeleton, not a diatom "Radiolarian" macassar ebony, 3.75" x 6", tung oil/varnish mix "Radiolarian" radiolaria are amoeboid zooplankta that have a silica skeleton "Diatomic Box"  Swiss pear, 2 7/8"H x 2 1/4"D, tung oil/varnish mix "Diatomic Box"  details are from real diatoms, but not all from the same one "Diatomic Box"  an experiment to see if I could execute some of the piercing "Diatom 1", based on the Coscinodiscus diatom "Diatom 1",German hornbeam, 1.5"H x 5.5"D "Diatom 1", finished with acrylics and Fixatiff "Diatom III"  based on the Skeletonema punctatum diatom "Diatom III", maple, 6"H x 4.5"D "Diatom III", finished with acrylics and Fixatiff "Diatom 2" based on the Stephanopyxis turris diatom "Diatom 2" black agate wood, 4"H x 4"D, tung oil/varnish mix The structure of a "Bucky ball" dome pattern of hexagons with 12 pentagons Inspired by a SEM of stitchwort pollen grains IMG_6268.jpg IMG_6262.jpg IMG_6269.JPG
  • Diatomaceous Earth, inspired by a Stephanopyxis diatom
  • Diatomaceous Earth, Desert Ironwood, Cherry, 12"H x 6"D x 9"W
  • Diatomaceous earth
  • Diatom IV, Box Elder and acrylics, 2.25"H x 6.5" D
  • Diatom IV based on an image of a Triceratium sp. diatom.
  • Diatom IV, close-up
  • "Radiolarian" based on a Radiolarian skeleton, not a diatom
  • "Radiolarian" macassar ebony, 3.75" x 6", tung oil/varnish mix
  • "Radiolarian" radiolaria are amoeboid zooplankta that have a silica skeleton
  • "Diatomic Box"  Swiss pear, 2 7/8"H x 2 1/4"D, tung oil/varnish mix
  • "Diatomic Box"  details are from real diatoms, but not all from the same one
  • "Diatomic Box"  an experiment to see if I could execute some of the piercing
  • "Diatom 1", based on the Coscinodiscus diatom
  • "Diatom 1",German hornbeam, 1.5"H x 5.5"D
  • "Diatom 1", finished with acrylics and Fixatiff
  • "Diatom III"  based on the Skeletonema punctatum diatom
  • "Diatom III", maple, 6"H x 4.5"D
  • "Diatom III", finished with acrylics and Fixatiff
  • "Diatom 2" based on the Stephanopyxis turris diatom
  • "Diatom 2" black agate wood, 4"H x 4"D, tung oil/varnish mix
  • The structure of a "Bucky ball" dome pattern of hexagons with 12 pentagons
  • Inspired by a SEM of stitchwort pollen grains
  • IMG_6268.jpg
  • IMG_6262.jpg
  • IMG_6269.JPG