Interesting and complicated sculpture created around a vintage Seth Thomas brass cased ships barometer, carved from fitted stone components of Siberian jet….a fossil stone millions of years old in the carbon family.
Various cut jade from New Zealand accent the piece, along with bronze, brass and sterling silver. The brain, the Buddha, snakes and skulls….all melded together in a Buddha Bar (o-meter) with mokume gane fluer d lis should certainly intrigue an inquiring mind. After all …. change comes from within.
Mokume gane is Japanese for "wood grain metal" and is hand made from multiple layers of bronze, nickel and copper. These Buddha themed piece that Lee is doing this past year is building towards the 2015 70th year anniversary of the only weapon of mass destruction ever used ..... on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This years pieces will include WW2 aircraft clocks, leaded glass from the Manhattan project plutonium lab and icons related to Shinto Buddhism. Ban the Bomb.