This natural hole was where a branch grew, later dying or broke, then it decayed back to the main tree trunk. The Oak tree (Quercus robar) healed the damage but then a decay ‘pocket’ formed possibly providing habitat for many creatures.
The Oak limb this piece came from was felled due to storm damage. The artist sliced this piece off before it was later logged for firewood.
The split and ‘rip’ is natural caused by the storm damage. Up-cycle copper from salvaged electrics is used to form decorative staples and the platted-hanging loop.
On the back is a burnt-in spiral pattern.
The mirror is up-cycled from a larger broken mirror.
Approx. 10.5” (27cm) long and Approx. 7.5” (19cm) wide