It has been common to describe craft’s position as a borderline area between fine art and design. I prefer to call this area an ‘intervening space’ or, to be more precise, the space between function and non-function, tradition and breaking with tradition, craftsmanship-based art and idea-based art.
What drives my work is the celebration of nature, working with wood in innovative ways enables me to preserve that nature in time, compelling the viewer to question the very materiality of nature itself. I strive to promote a different way of seeing a material that can be otherwise taken for granted. Deriving through the combination of traditional woodworking techniques and contemporary design are these dynamic lighting pieces which aim to bring the wood itself to the foreground. 'Why discard a type of wood when it can provide you with endless material choice? No shrub stem is too slim; no tree branch is too small to prevent its use in the process of making.'
Despite the artificial origins of my material of choice, inspiration for my work is taken from nature. I choose colour palettes that are not found in the real world; iridescent and fluorescent materials, which highlight the non-organic nature of the work. The light projects shadows onto the surrounding area, transforming the space into a dreamy wonderland.
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