Sachamama by Stephen Hatcher. Platter with inlaid mineral motif

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Sachamama by Stephen Hatcher. Platter with inlaid mineral motif
1,300.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 13 @ 19:44UTC-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.
Bigleaf maple, mineral crystal, seashell
16" x 2" x 16"

Stephen Hatcher, b. 1953
Olympia, Washington, United States

Artist note: Sachamama is the "spirit mother of the forest" in Peruvian folklore which is depicted as a snake. In this piece the snake is created with inlaid paua seashell. The other imagery and the rim are created with inlaid calcite, mica, biotite, and a yellow-green mineral I found in China.

About the artist: Well-known for inlaid mineral work, Stephen Hatcher showed an aptitude for realistic drawing at an early age. Upon finishing high school he earned income painting murals in homes. Though art has held a lifetime interest for Stephen, several years at the University of Washington lead to degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. During his 20-year career as an electronics entrepreneur Stephen developed numerous cutting-edge devices for the wireless communications industry. Retiring from this field, Stephen turned his focus to woodturning and stone carving. Combining these techniques led to his unique style of artwork. Hatcher's work has been featured in numerous books, publications, and exhibitions, and is held in private, public, and corporate collections.