No, this isn't my work. Geesh! Like I could spend the time needed to pull these beauties off.
This is the work of Louise Hibbert. She calls it, appropriately, "Plankton Art". I call it stunning! The only polymer in these beauties is polymer resin (whatever that is). It looks like she uses a base form of wood, then laminates with resin and adds color with acrylic paints and inks. Some of her work features bits of "fine" woods like Spanish olivewood and ebony.
I have yet to find my own "style" when it comes to an organic look. But I'm incredibly inspired by others, and it should only be a matter of time and practice before my muse finds her "organic" voice. Right? *looks around for encouragement* Um, guys... hey, where did everybody go?!
My thanks to Grant Diffendaffer, the man with the long but phonetic last name, for including a link to Louise's work on his site. Oh, and thanks to Cynthia Tinapple for letting us all know that Grant's book is out... now I have no money for Christmas presents!!