Material: bronze, steel, manzanita burl, abalone
Method: hammered, welded, carved, forged
Many species of orchid are epiphytes: they get nutrients from the air and the rain, and they usually grow on another plant. The jungle species featured in Orchids lives on trees and rocks in the high altitude Amazonian cloud forest, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth. The flower is hammered and welded out of bronze; the leaves are hammered steel. The bases of these pieces are natural manzanita burl, and each has a frog inconspicuously carved into it.