Dimensions: 5" (at top) 4" (at bottom) / 52" long / 2.5" depth
Spalted Blonde Passage* Wall Vessel is a way to make a stunning organic statement on your wall.
Created from a gigantic sheath from a blonde Royal Palm leaf, formed while wet and stitched with waxed linen, the remarkable shape emerged during the drying process. The top collar is natural and you can how the texture and veins created a flow of movement. This piece would really POP on a dark or colored wall!
Completed with a museum quality encaustic wax finish (an ancient preservation process using beeswax and Damar tree resin that fuses into the plant fibers when heated). It can be buffed to a shine or left to a matte finish.
*The Passage series was created to emulate tree trunks, as they are the passage that connects the earth to the sky. With the addition of dried branches they draw the eye upward and add presence to a larger space. Shelley likes to think they are reminding us to be centered, by sending our roots down into the ground and sending our good vibes out to the world.
Wall vessels can be combined for a powerful grouping. Mix and match different pieces for a unique grouping that really makes a statement on your wall. Collectors have found that these organic 3D vessels really compliment their 2D art neighbors by making them pop a bit more. Whether used singly or in a group, wall pieces are perfect for narrow spots, areas with high ceilings, and even stairwells.
Spalted is usually a term used for wood, and palm sheath is not really wood, but its the perfect description when the sheath gains character through the decay or fungal activitiy. These beautiful markings on the sheath are a natural process that occurs between the time the sheath falls til it comes under Shelley's hands. Once she is done with her process, the colors will no longer change.
Like all of Shelley's creations, this is a one of a kind piece that cannot be duplicated; it is literally a piece of Hawaiʻi Island. Each sheath is sustainably harvested from natural fallen leaves from beautiful, giant palm trees (about 10 different varieties). A wonderful way to remember your island experience or bring the warmth of the tropics into everyday life. #takehawaiihome