Sunday, 13 February 2011

What Is WeirdWood ?

So here we are, not too sure where to start !

A Little about WeirdWood and what it is I am trying to achieve. The concept is to make interesting and out of the ordinary pieces of furniture and 'useable' art with minimum impact on the environment, whilst satisfying a growing need to express myself.

Most of my work (at the moment at least) is made of plywood, this is a material which has always fascinated me because of the amazing patterns which can be created by carving this timber at various angles yet retaining the incredible strength that's inherent in this material.

I use the many types of plywood which are available to form an array of pieces including mirror frames, bowls, picture frames, clocks, sconces, hat & coat racks and tables, the shape and finish of which are limited only by the imagination.

By laminating together differing types of plywood and altering the orientation of the layers allows a limitless amount of detail for the eye to feast on whilst making the piece more tactile.

Wherever possible plywood  for my work is either rescued from skips, off cuts from furniture makers/builders or even found as fly tip, all of which would have gone to landfill had it not been 'liberated'.

Mirror glass, clocks and other fixtures and fittings used are more often than not also quality rescued items which are then upcycled into a piece of art.

Waves Clash.  Large Mirror.  6'4" x 3' x 2"

The Large Mirror Above at over 6ft x 3ft and a full 2 inches thick is just one example of the type of  thing available from my Folksy shop and if you appreciate what you see why not become a fan of my Facebook page.  :)