This is one of my small hand-held abstract sculptures.
The head is from Blackboy tree (xanthorrhoea australis). The name is politically incorrect and may refer to its appearance after a bushfire when only the trunk is left standing blackened. After a fire it recovers and flowers profusely. Others believe that the plant, with it's bush fire blackened trunk and long flower spike resembled an Aboriginal boy wielding a spear. Other names are grass tree and Kangaroo tree.
The head sits in a cradle of Australian red cedar. Toona ciliata is a forest tree in the mahogany family. Because of its fantastic wood-working nature the early settlers destroyed the forests and now it has to be protected.
15 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm