Douglas Wiltraut

Scuttle Bucket, 2020
Egg Tempera
21 x 29 in (53.34 x 73.66 cm)
$22,000
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Collecting pine cones is something I have done since my childhood beginning with family vacations to the Smokey Mountains and to Maine. We have also heated our home with a wood stove for over forty years, so the ash bucket gets a heavy duty workload during the winter. Here in the off season, the "Scuttle Bucket" finds another use as it holds the firestarters for the upcoming season. The pine cones, normally found outside are now, like us, residing inside due to the pandemic.