A little bread—a crust—a crumb—
A little trust—a demijohn—
Can keep the soul alive—
— Emily Dickinson, from Poem 159 (1896)
Looking back, I was surprised at how long it had been since I’d carved a lettered bowl like this. Felt great to make another. This one was carved from a silver maple tree that had been visited by ambrosia beetles, leaving the telltale streaks of color in the wood.
I revisited Emily Dickinson for the poem excerpt. Here are a few more photos:
This one is available for purchase. Just shy of 16 inches long, 7 1/4 inches wide, and 3 1/2″ high. $650 includes insured shipping. You can email me at email@example.com or leave a comment below. Update: SOLD