Sumac Ribbons
African Sumac, oil finish
6"h x 6"dia.
About the wood:
African Sumac (Rhus Lancia) is an exotic species from South Africa,
introduced into Arizona as a landscape tree.  It is not available
commercially and can only be obtained when cut down and
destined for the landfill or firewood lot.  When exposed to the sun,
it oxidizes to a distinctive red color
Turned, and hand-carved
random ribbon-like elements.
The Gallery of J. Paul Fennell Woodturning Art