|La Mer "Petite" 2013
Mesquite, turned carved, pierced
5" tall x 5" dia.
|The Gallery of J. Paul Fennell Woodturning Art
| About the wood:
Mesquite (Prosopis Sp.) is native to Arizona and the Southwest. Also, other
species native to Chile and Argentina have been introduced to Arizona as
landscape trees because of their fast growth. Mesquite is a heavy, hard wood that
is lustrous and ages to a warm reddish-brown color. The artist uses only Mesquite
salvaged from discarded trees destined to the landfill or for firewood.