Just so you don't think that every post on Stonekettle Station is GWB bashing, here's my latest work.
This is 2007#22, it is turned from an off-center cut birch blank. By off-center, I mean that the blank was cut off-center in the original log, leaving a blank that was about 2/3 heartwood and 1/3 sapwood - in the first picture the heartwood is the darker curly grained wood on the left side of the bowl. The clearer, lighter wood on the right is the sapwood. I think this makes an interesting contrast.
The bowl is turned with thicker than usual walls, about 3/8". Then the outside is relief textured by hand, to emphasis the heartwood grain patterns. Which you can see better in the following picture.
And just for the record, I bet Bush couldn't do this, Jimmy Carter could have though. Just another republican failing (Sorry, I just couldn't help it bawhahahaha!).