'Life and Death'

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Dimensions

  • Body length : 111.5 cm
  • Body width :
    • Upper : 51.5 cm
    • Lower : 69.4 cm
  • Ribs width :
    • Upper : 15.0 cm
    • Lower : 22.5 cm
  • Length string : 41"

Hybrid double bass 4 and 5 strings.

I’ve represented this theme, of all time dear to human, by a personage in meditation is inset ebony. Decorative thread turns into a meditating under the tracery and end in a point which is made ​​of ebony a seed in the ground.

The back is decorated with openwork peg two crows, the bottom one introspective second movement and rising to the spirit world. You can see an oval spiral representing the universe with its center in age (13.82 billion years) measured by the Planck satellite, launched in 2009, the result was known in spring 2013.

In Native American tradition these birds carry messages to the spirit world.

Photograph: Jean Fitzgerald