J Paul Fennell | Septa-Spheroidal Distortion (of an Undiscovered Planet)

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J Paul Fennell | Septa-Spheroidal Distortion (of an Undiscovered Planet)
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J Paul Fennell
Scottsdale, Arizona

Septa-Spheroidal Distortion (of an Undiscovered Planet), 2016
Mesquite wood, oil finish
6 x 6 x 6 inches | 15.24 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm

Septa-Spheroidal Distortion (of an Undiscovered Planet) is a whimsical portrayal of what imaginatively could exist within the exoplanets recently discovered by the Kepler Space Observatory. Since its launch in 2009, Kepler has confirmed over 2300 planets residing outside of our Solar System! Regarding the extreme diversity within known planets and moons, who is to say that one or more may or may not resemble this idea of a "collapsed" spheroid?
Inspired by a friend’s comments concerning my former career in the space program, Septa-Spheroidal Distortion is a metaphor for the journeys, mysteries and wondrous discoveries awaiting us in the vast universe.

Seven-sided segmented piece, externally carved, then separated and internally carved to mimic the exterior form. Re-glued to form a spheroid and then pierced.

About the Artist:
Fennell has been a member of the American Association of Woodturners for over 30 years, a featured demonstrator at their annual symposium numerous times, a featured demonstrator for many regional symposiums, and a workshop teacher and demonstrator for schools and local clubs nationally and internationally.

Fennell's work has been featured in nearly every major magazine and book with respect to woodturning. His work resides in major private collections nationally and internationally, and in many museum collections, including the Smithsonian, Detroit Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Cincinnati Art Museum, Museum of Art & Design, New York, Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Learn more: www.jpaulfennell.com