Gary Bills sees beauty in a tree's "imperfections"--burls, knots, rough edges, spalting--and uses his skills as a woodworker to enhance these beauty marks. The face of this platter is very dramatic, but Gary gave it a handsome profile, too, with a turned foot.
This piece is intended for decorative use, though it can hold fresh fruit, or bread and crackers (non-soggy foods).
13 3/8 in. in diameter, 1 1/2 in high.
Signed, and comes with an artist statement.