H: 12 in  W: 17 in  D: 10 in 


I find certain Olympic events  generate excitement, tension and national pride at unparalleled levels.  For me, the aquatic finals are a fantastic adrenaline rush.  The athletes are beautiful, the competition is fierce, and victory hinges on fractions.  The butterfly stroke  is as fun to watch as it is difficult to do--a real crowd-pleaser. 

In this piece, the upper body is carved from lacewood.  The lower body is hand-made ceramic with a raku-fired shiny copper glaze.  The base is ceramic and wood