Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. All surface irregularities, chips, nicks, scuffs and scratches to the wooden base are in keeping with the artist's use of found materials. Extremely close inspection reveals some tiny media accretions and superficial scratches to the glass dome. There is a fine layer of soil in places to the base of the crystal.
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