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Indonesia petrified wood sculpture

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Indonesia petrified wood sculpture

Postby talentaorganizer » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:52 pm

Indonesia is rich with fossil stone specially in banten, west java. This natural petrified wood were made into an exotic art by indonesian artist

Petrified wood is a fossil in which the organic remains have been replaced by minerals in the slow process of being replaced with stone. This petrification process generally results in a quartz chalcedony mineralization. Special rare conditions must be met in order for the fallen stem to be transformed into fossil wood or petrified wood. In general, the fallen plants get buried in an environment free of oxygen (anaerobic environment), which preserves the original plant structure and general appearance. The other conditions include a regular access to mineral rich water in contact with the tissues, replacing the organic plant structure with inorganic minerals. The end result is petrified wood, a plant, with its original basic structure in place, replaced by stone. Exotic minerals allow the red and green hues that can be seen in rarer specimens.

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Re: Indonesia petrified wood sculpture

Postby kah wah tan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:43 pm

beautiful interpretation from nature....kahwah/singapore

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