Both new pieces from this year's show. And I feel like I may have made a resounding impact on some, so for all of you who were kind enough to come out and show your support to our artistic community in East Van, thank you so much. I have never received such encouraging accolades and genuine interest in the possibility of more commissions. I'd like to extend my deepest gratitude to my loving girlfriend who is instrumental in the design and build process for me. And a warm and deep thanks to everyone who has started to build their own collections and have included me in a long list of worthy artists.
The table is exhibition grade windfall Claro Walnut from Portland, Oregon over a cast bronze wishbone base. It is finished in handrubbed natural oil and brought to a rich sheen with a beeswax polish. It features an abstinence from the use of butterfly keys, or exposed joinery, in order to allow the grain to run uninterrupted. It is held together with a combination of internally housed joinery and a custom steel built undercarriage which is not visible from the top or sides of the piece.
The chest is constructed of the same walnut, clad with salvaged Port Orford Cedar on the inside and finished with beeswax only, and only over the walnut. It features patchwork walnut inlay work which shows the extension of integral pieces as they seem to disintegrate outward. Leather straps and brass hardware.
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