A fallen branch of an ancient tree that soared high above the forest has been re-imagined as a pair of hand carved wings
Randomly woven palm inflorescence over ball and hardwood burl stick light.
Hand painted finish across this large hardwood sculpture board.
Cadagi is probably the hardest wood I have ever used and it took over five days to finish sand it.
The painted finish is part etched rust combination and hand rubbed acrylics there are many layers of story in there.
If you rub the back of the board rust will come off on your hand. (the iron oxides of our country.)
The piece is a story of our ancient land, burnished with the hand of one hundred million years.
Blue, representing the present Anthropocene era we inhabit and evidenced by the narrowness in which life flows now.
The top of the board evokes a single organism, a new life form being born but leaving us.
Available now at Yamba Art Space.
Carved and painted Banksia slice seat or coffee table. Titled “OUR House in the middle of our street.”
Red Cedar slab on tall Swamp Turpentine limed legs. Ideal for narrow wall space or hall.
Available from Yamba Art Space.
Painted 1.5 metre wall piece looks good vertically or horizontally.
Available at Yamba Art Space.
Release the inner hobbit with a rustic door lintel in hardwood Blackbutt Burl.
A choice of above door lintels available from Yamba Art Space.
First prize 53rd. Clarence River Arts Festival “All Forms of Craft” 2018.
Painted, waxed and rubbed hardwood Ironbark slice. Suitable as a wall art piece.
Lacquered Ricepaper, wood and Jacarandah Stalk Light on a metal base.
Hand carved Banksia wood, painted and rubbed with tinted resin feature. Available from the Yamba Art Space.
Wrapped and lacquered Philodendron cordage is used around thin Red Ash sticks supported by a Banksia slice base.
Available from the Yamba Art Space.
Images of a recent exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery. A seamless blending of Fine Art, contemporary hardwood Stick designs and sculptural works titled “Sticks no Stones.” Highlighting the sustainable uses and functionality for found wood and the tenacity of nature.
Hand crafted Cadagi slab and Red Ironbark Stick work Table suitable for Harvest or Hall. Finished in Danish Oils. SOLD
Waxed Red gum free floating slabs with a variety of stick work including Geebung, Acacia and Swamp Turpentine.
Hand crafted Red Ash and Pine top Hall Table with Stick work grown on property.
Little waxed stools suitable as footstools.
Red gum stick chair using Swamp Turpentine sticks for the legs and Soft-fruited Teatree (Leptospernum brachyandrum) in the hardwood stick back. I have not seen another furniture piece using this wood before. Finished naturally with Carnauba waxes.
Heavy hardwood Animism Table hand crafted from Grey Ironbark slab and Red gum stick finished with Carnauba waxes. SOLD
Sturdy waxed hardwood slab Coffee Table or Bench Seat. SOLD
Waxed hardwood bowl for fruit and vegetables.
Hand-whittled heavy hardwood fruit bowl finished with Carnauba waxes.
The newly published book “Bush Companion Fauna Species of the Clarence Valley and Northern Rivers, New South Wales” is available to purchase direct from the publisher.
This book contains over 310 “full colour plate” fauna species in 250 “perfect bound” pages with both common and scientific names.
Contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy.
Price $25 a copy plus postage.