I have appreciated tables ever since art school and working on large solid tables made for work and heavy use.
I began making small tables, benches and stools as a temporary break and refocus from my acrylic painting on wood panel. My printmaking background involved work in relief using wood grain as an image source and so I had a love of wood.
Working in three dimensions rather than two seemed a challenge. I had often focused on taking old materials and making them new and I now lived near the beach and so all these elements led me to making small wooden furnishings, each one intuitively put together with the wood I have gathered and could carry.
The wood is from the beach, local sawmill milling leftovers and scrap building construction waste.
Assembling these small works seems to also satisfy my sense of design from a past life working in graphic design.
Each piece feels like a creative adventure.