Box Vase

A 4″x14″ box vase that is made from Wenge wood, an exotic handsome dark wood from Africa.  I designed a geometric pattern and cut it out with an ancient CNC router, the “lacing” or tracking of the router blade is parallel with the geometric design creating a stepping finish on the wood–as seen in the pictures.  The darkness of the wood and the ‘complicated-ness’ of the design create a subtle effect.  The box slightly bulges in the middle, giving it entasis–similar to a Greek column–that ‘tricks’ the eye into seeing a more straight and vertical volume.