Posted on October 24, 2009
This is an elongated minimalist form created from highly figured reclaimed beach almond, a coastal tree which fell down in Port Douglas, Australia.
Completed: October 2009
Availability / Cost: Sold - AUD $380
Dimensions: 46 cm x 8 cm x 45 cm
Finish: Hand rubbed oil | satin
I'm really liking long drawn-out organic shapes these days. A lot of glass and ceramic artists make 'boat' shapes ... well, I guess, this is my version. I'm not much into complexity or depth with these things, so they are characteristically 'flattish'.
I obtained the wood for this piece from a number of slabs I purchased from a colleague in port Douglas. He had gotten access to the tree after it fell down in a storm and paid a miller to cut slabs. I took about 10 in total. The wood is very highly figured and has interesting grain structure.
I've already made a number of small serving dishes from this wood, so decided to make this elongated form ...
This is a very elegant piece. Although the wood is highly figured, the long flowing shape overrides the visual effect of the medium from pretty much all viewing angles. With viewing most effective at or near eye-level, this piece would also be wonderful as a table centerpiece.