Marlys Mallét & Michael Redhawk
On the Wild Side
Mixed Media - Stone Creation
24 x 12 x 2 in
Tiger Iron: This is another of Australia’s many natural treasures which most people are never aware of. A stone rich in iron which is often destroyed by iron mining companies, some escape the crusher by miners who place claims on deposits of this material. The black ribbons are bands of Hematite which is the iron rich material. The gold streams really need no introduction, as rivers of flashing Tiger Eye. The high contrast of these bands creates a captivating composition in their swirls and bands of black and sun-kissed coloring. A close cousin to this stone is of course the Marra Mamba Tiger Eye which features the same Tiger Eye only in a much different formation. These two are found in the same general region of Western Australia.