To this day, I believe this was one of the finest miniatures I ever made. It was a commission for a collector who was one of my best customers.
I regret not having placed an object in this photo to show its scale ... it's only about five inches tall! Each leaf was freehand-cut, veined and painted, and it's 'planted' in my own faux potting soil mixture in a gorgeous wheel-thrown, glazed pot by my friend Carol Mann of England. Carol is both a miniature and full-size potter, and she does both equally well.
The real challenge in this piece was to create three separate stalks branching out from the plant's main stem without having the base look thick and clunky.