This piece was created in respose to a call for a group show at Edgewood Orchard Gallery, where I exhibit. The theme is 'Daybreak' so I thought the subject of a fly-fishing outing was a perfect response. One trout caught, and a crayfish along for good measure. This netsuke carving is in boxwood, with ivory, mother of pearl and pink ivory wood accents. It measures 1 1/2" at its greatest dimension. The himotoshi is formed by the natural opening in the lid of the creel. A knotted cord will nest nicely in here.
If you're up in Door County, Wisconsin this summer, please have a look. Many of my latest carvings will be available for sale.