Carved and painted lime.
270mm(w) x 370mm(h) x 140mm(d)
This was one of 21 candleholders which I carved for my daughter’s wedding.
Another piece where there is an implied direction or movement in the composition. There were technical issues in carving something as delicate as a bunch of tulips but I think it worked out ok.
The candle holder is a sake cup from Shigaraki, one of the six ancient kilns of Japan.