2011, I found myself once again curious about exploring something new... burl bowls. Burls are growths on a tree
that are caused by some kind of stress, such as insects, wounds, or even a fungus. Burls can occur on tree trunks, limbs,
or underground on root systems. Every burl is different, and it is always exciting when I get a chance to carve into
one of these mysterious works of nature.