Sycamore Candlestick [Dec 2023] get a link to this artwork

sycamore, copper, a hint of watercolor and acrylic paint
[7" high x 2¾" diameter]
[ Artifact 202312D ]
 $ 130 

This dignified candlestick was made from sycamore. I used a torch to create the dark bands and smeared just a hint of yellow and gold paint onto the bulbous part of the piece. The texture and coloration evoke pottery from times of antiquity.

The copper sleeve serves two purposes – it's aesthetically pleasing and it's a functioning auto-snuffer. Once the wick of the candle burns down below the copper sleeve, the candle's own combustion gases deprive the flame of the oxygen it needs to burn.