About This Project


Size: 20″ X 30″

Material: maple burl, manzanita burl, mother of pearl, stainless steel

Method: hand-carved

Although related to octopus and squid, cuttlefish are absolutely unique. They are, for instance, capable of instant color changes. These fish also seem to be studying the world they live in. In fact, Encounter gives viewers the feeling that this sea creature is looking at them as intently as they are looking at it. The dramatic spots and swirls in the maple burl resemble the cuttlefish’s striking pattern that effectively serves as camouflage.