It's a left-over hardwood stick stub, carved with a ball-end mill in a dremmel tool and wood-burned by hand for contrast. I think it broke shortly afterwards.
What posessed me to do this Wood Carving?
Is it a Wood Carving of a hippopotamus?
What is the significance of the metal screws?
Is it a Wood Carving of a bird?
I asked Midjourney to make something in this style. I have to say, that's a fair bit more interesting shapes than the one I made.
a photo taken of an old stump branch with a dark brown hue sitting on top of pale tiles, in the style of miniature sculptures, macro lens, sterling silver highlights, crumpled, open form, deconstructive, organic biomorphic forms, valentine penrose --ar 4:3 --v 5 --q .75