Dragons Puff by Hal Metlitzky

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Dragons Puff by Hal Metlitzky
800.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 10 @ 17:16UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Hal Metlitzky
Claremont, California

Dragons Puff
Woods: Red – Satine White – Holly Red and gold shimmering pieces – polyester resin impregnated with micro glitter Additional colors: blue, bright orange, bright red, purple, bright Pink – dyed birch
3.75" x 6" x 6"

Artist's Note

"The pattern on this bowl represents the two arcs of fiery breath that emanates from the nostrils of a dragon. As the flames first erupt and swirl through the air, the intensity of heat in the center of the flames reflects a burst of colors and flashes of red and gold tipped by jagged white edges."

About Hal Metlitzky

Hal Metlitzky has been turning for more than 30 years and has focused mainly on segmented work using exotic hardwoods. Over time, he has built up an extensive collection of exotic hardwoods from which he is able to select pieces to create visually appealing artwork in a large array of natural colors and woods. He recently expanded the palette of colors in his pieces to include dyed woods with hues that are not found in natural woods, such as blue and green.

Hal’s specialty is constructing bowls out of thousands of pieces of colored woods. He pioneered the technique of portraying motion in segmented turnings by creating swirling patterns that draw the eye down to the center of the bowl. His latest series takes its inspiration from the swirling double helix that forms the basis building blocks of life.

Hal graduated as an Electrical Engineer and worked in the IT industry until his retirement in late 2010. His background in engineering helps him visualize and construct the basic blocks that form the structure of his turned bowls.