Like many of the cutting-edge Danish carvers, of all the shapes in his repertoire, Lasse Skovgaard Jorgensen takes the greatest liberties, and pushes the design envelope hardest, with the Elephant's foot; from near template sensibilities, to curling and re-curving executions, with aspects of the floral and even the serpentine. Who said that an Elephant's foot had to present a cross on the panels and birdseye on the front? Not Lasse.
This Pachyderm's paw follows closer to a bent Dublin macro-execution than you and I are accustomed to seeing in the more conventional forms (if we can apply the word conventional to an Elephant's foot), the fast rise off the shank and the presence of panels being continuing points of commonality. The bulging front panel is backed by a slightly concave rear of the bowl, a smart election from the handling point of view. Finished with boxwood, while this Lasse presentation is not stamped as a Lion, for the life of me I cannot understand why.
R. 'Bear' Graves