This Nate King morta's shape reminds me of some of the old Stanwell shapes that were brought back as the "1960s" series a few years ago. They were all back sandblasts, and they were all shapes quite a bit more freehand in style than we were used to from Stanwell, some looking outright like some manner of speeding boat. Those were light, slender pipes though, whereas here Nate has taken that kind of dynamic and applied it to proportions that are thoroughly solid. Then again, like those Stanwell shapes here he does offer something else a lot of us may not have seen in decades; the accent-work rendered not in acrylic, but Bakelite.
- Eric N. Squires