Rick Griggs - Orca - Hawaiian Koa with stone inlay
Orca is Kou (wood from Hawaii) wall art with cielo marble, Washington serpentine, and copper inlay. It is 41 ¾” in length and 10 ½” in width. Kou is a rare wood that was prized by Hawaiian royalty. It was used for canoes, furniture and household utensils. It grows in the coastal areas of Hawaii and produces fruit. It has brown hues and curls in the hardwood. The sapwood is a light tan with brown patterning. Kou can grow up to thirty-three feet but is typically about twenty feet in height. The largest threes are three feet in diameter.
Green serpentine (serpentinus) means serpent rock. It contains magnesium iron phyllosilicate along with nickel and cobalt. Serpentine can be green or brown. This serpentine is from Washington State. Cielo marble is from Mexico. It is white with gray streaks in various patterns. Copper is also an inlay. It is found in multiple states in the U.S. including Utah, Arizona, Montana, Michigan and New Mexico. Copper is very malleable and has a beautiful reddish-brown color that accents the Kou. The finish contains three coats of Tung oil; sanded after each coat. Tung oil brings out the unique characteristics of the wood.
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