Klaus Titze, TURNING TORSO, willow, burnt fiber cement 29” x 13.5” x 13.5”, 2011Living on the Danish island of Møn, I am fascinated by the white chalk cliffs falling dramatically towards the Baltic Sea. Chalk slides expose fossils formed in many kinds of shapes. Inspired by them, I design and create willow works with the special twisting technique I have developed. By covering the willow with concrete, I evoke the illusion of fossils in chalk. The ultimate step in the process is burning the willow to imprint this unique structure into the concrete, which acts as a shell.