It was a pleasure to share at Bass Coast and exhibit an installation that shares a story about the beauty of darkness.
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I want to give props to my right hand man Steve Slen who was such a delight to spend some time collaborating on the works.
The Prism Matter zone, a space that was a zone to chill and showcased a deeper look into the value of darkness (subject if you choose to dig into the meaning behind the materials and information provided).
Some dictionaries may refer to tohu boho as chaos and disorder but I believe there can be value in chaos and growth in confusion. This amazing specimen of a table is a spalted maple burl which has gone to the dark side. What seemed like a daunting task to bring back to life from it’s degree of spalt was a little of a challenge. When I originally got the slab from Tim Reid I took a spoon to it’s decayed state to remove the pieces that were gone to no point of return. After router tabling it flat and removing about a half an inch from each side, it was beginning to show it’s beauty and potential on the inside. After numerous hrs sanding it, experimenting with epoxy and the rest of the design it came together and is one solid beast. On top of the table is a spalted maple lazy susan with an aventurine crystal handle for easy spinning. The slab features a whole lot of spalt characteristics and is one twisted burl which has endured many challenges in its lifetime. Burls are bulges on tress that grow through stress yielding original grain like characteristics.
A new side table/stool, a concrete base, cedar log and a spalted maple top.
Top view shares a better look at the Spalted maple top
The Cedar surf shaped coffee table got an upgrade with a Shou Sugi Ban burn technique which provided more character and life though its change.
A closer look into the lazy susan. The spalted maple is meant to embody and represent the moon, turn on the wireless RGB LED lighting and adjust your senses. Color plays a key role in our environment and you can have fun with the color’s to influence what you want to tune into. Go bright and embrace your creativity with orange’s or turn on blue’s to ease yourself into a deeper sleep.
The cherry bench (*on the left) wood materials came from an unfortunate event, a furniture maker passed away. I was grateful to inherit some of his amazing specimens he must have been holding on to for years and am glad to share them and put them to use.
Cedar is a wood which has a very long history. It’s one of the strongest but soft woods that is capable of enduring a difficult environment and is an ideal wood for outdoor use. Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanse technique which burns the wood increases its resiliency to wear and tear which also has health benefits cleaning the air in our environment.
Feeling at home, with the roomies.
There was a number of other rad art exhibitions on site.
Water is life
Scrap metal collected from back alleys in East Van, see write up for details.