Petrified Wood Tessellated Round 44" x 48"
This enormous and showy tessellated petrified wood slice combines about 400 pounds of semi-precious gemstone, with a modest amount of neutrally colored grout and a considerable amount of artisan skills…all in order to do what Mother Nature left slightly undone.
Super large trees, like the one this piece is based on, rarely fossilized at more than a 90% complete level. There is a direct relationship between the enormously thick wood that needed to be petrified and the ability of the mineral-laced ground waters to get to almost all of the wood, but not entirely all the way through…leaving small voids, pockets and incompletely petrified wood spaces. The colors are created from iron for red, carbon created black, and greens are from copper and chromium.
The artisan here, sliced the 90% complete tree stump and then carefully and artfully recomposed the piece to show off its enormous natural beauty. Then it was polished to perfection.
This piece is worth considering both for the huge impression it makes and for its relatively low price per square foot of polished petrified wood.
We welcome your questions and look forward to discussing why this incredibly rare, gigantic slice might make an interesting décor choice for you. *Picture view taken standing on edge. Suggested use as a table top.
Please inquire with our Santa Fe Gallery for more about this piece.
Origin: Holbrook, Arizona
Size: 44" x 48" 2 inches thick and mounted on a half inch plywood backing.
Weight: about 400 Lbs.