The Rustic Furniture Maker Two Contemporary hand-whittled hardwood stick design

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Cadagi Sculpture Board

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.

Cadagee Sculpture Board 1


Dilkoon Country Chair

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.  

Dilkoon Country Chair

Bush Companion Fauna Species of the Clarence Valley and Northern Rivers

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 to reserve your copy.

Price $25 a copy plus postage.

Bush Companion Cover