A thing of beauty out of one the the finest woods for sculpting. 16" tall and 10" at the widest by 4" and a base that measures 5 1/4" X 2 1/2".
It is signed by the artist and titled "Let's Try Pluto, This Time". And it is inscribed as Claro Walnut. It is one continuous piece, as though it was a vine, but I believe it was carved from a solid block. It weighs 1 lb, 8oz.
For many woodworkers, Claro walnut is the connoisseur’s walnut — and it's easy to see why. Claro is a medley of subtle intermixed colors.
It is difficult to precisely define Claro walnut. Claro is the wood of the Hindis walnut tree that grows from California up to Washington. It has a subtle-but-gorgeous marbled color palette that's highly sought after. In fact, it's one of the more expensive types of wood — not only because of its color, but because it's durable, high-quality and easy to work with.