About This Project


Size: 12″ X 9″

Material: manzanita burl and bronze

Method: carved, forged

When startled, a puffer fish balloons up in order to appear larger and less palatable to potential predators. Puffed started out as a piece of manzanita burl that had an uncanny resemblance to an inflated puffer fish, so much of the burl remained in its natural state. Portions of the wood are carved, and the fins and eye are welded out of bronze.