"Day is Done" by Dixie Biggs

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 Day is Done  by Dixie Biggs
1,400.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:41UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Dixie Biggs, Florida, United States
Day is Done
Boxwood, holly
2.25" x 6" x 8.5" 5.75cm x 15.75cm x 21.5cm

Both the instrument and pillow are exquisitely carved from wood in this beautifully detailed piece.

Artist’s note: In honor of those that have gone before and those who remember them in their hearts. I can’t hear Taps now without thinking of my friend and fellow woodturner Steve Alguire. He’s a Vietnam veteran whose nightly ritual continues to be playing Taps wherever he may be, and as he says “I remember those who never came home and those who came home and never left.”

About the artist: "I first became interested in woodworking when, as a child, I got my first pocketknife. I would spend hours studying and trying to carve the figures from my mother’s copy of Ben Hunt’s Whittling Book. My fascination with woodturning began in 1979, when I taught myself how to use a small wood lathe in order to duplicate a chess set my grandfather had made.
After receiving my B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Florida in 1979, I returned to my love of working with wood. Since 1989 I have earned my living at juried art shows and exhibitions around the country. My work is now in corporate, municipal, and many private collections around the world. By incorporating more hand carving in my turned pieces I have now come full circle. I enjoy the inherent possibilities in such challenges."