After carving Three Muses, I brought it home to show my wife, Jeannie. She has a geode about the size of the fake one in the picture and placed the wood on the rock. It was cool, so I made the fake geode, mainly with painted paper-maché, but the crystalized part is melted plastic cups ‘n such, then sawn through.
Soot Dahl Wyrt means Southern Root in Anglo-Saxon. I’m sure it’s not an accurate translation, but what the hell – I’m an artist. I found it in a cold burn pile behind my son’s house in Nashville. Brought it home, chased down the critter canals and rot, gave it a spit-shine, sent it back.