About 5 years ago I was helping two UK turners to make the transition from traditional woodturning to working with ideas and reference.
Unfortunately, the relationship soured for a variety of reasons and I was subjected to some vociferous online abuse over time. Apt expressions of their intellectual ability and insecurity, I guess.
During the mentoring process I agreed to do some collaborative work and the pieces below were submitted for me to work on, one piece from each turner. I never did anything with them, not wishing to share any more with the turners concerned.
I could rework them as completed hollow forms but I thought it might be an interesting and cathartic exercise to rework and recycle parts of these two pieces as the beginning of a new body of work around the theme of artification.