Moth Inlaid in Reclaimed Timber by Seventy Seven Seas
MOTH INLAID IN RECLAIMED TIMBER
A moth, based on a drawing of the Least Carpet moth, made from recycled aluminium inlaid into reclaimed timber. It has silver wire antennae. It is designed either to be free-standing or wall-mounted. It is 13 x 9 x 4 cm, or approximately 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches
This piece has a hand-cut and hand-etched moth, which is burnt and rubbed with paint, then sanded to enhance the etched areas and give a surface patina. It is then carefully inlaid into a block of reclaimed timber.
The aluminium is sourced from drinks cans, the timber is from wooden park benches that have done their duty and been replaced! The age of the timber and the weathering means that it is textured and darkened to a lovely deep grey-brown. The silver-plated wire of the antennae is new, otherwise, it is made entirely from recycled materials.
There is also a heavier gauge silver wire loop on the back of the block which means it can be displayed free standing or wall mounted.