I am so excited to finally share some photos of the beautiful piece that Spider Johnson and I have been working on since June for the Texas Furniture Makers Show this weekend. I can’t begin to express my gratitude to him for taking me on as an apprentice, and now as a colleague, and for his infinite patience, wisdom and masterful talent. I am a sponge, and he is glad to fill me with the opportunity to learn and create.
Here now is a description. I hope you enjoy…
This organic piece emerges roughly from the ground and flows from sculpture into a refined furniture piece, exemplifying the seasons of birth and decay, through the magic of wood rendered in its many styles: sculpture, joinery, cabinetry and marquetry. Surprises await the curious observer.
There are two transitions expressed in this piece: From the raw wood at the bottom, up through the sculpted base to the refined cabinet with meticulous wood marquetry. The second transition is revealed as the cabinet is opened, which moves the viewer from Autumn into Spring.
Pedestal: Sculpted & Stained Laminated Poplar
Case: Camphor Burl Veneer; Dyed & Composite Interior Veneer Marquetry; Makore Veneer Underside; Stained Walnut Face Frame; Floral Fabric Interior; Bluethorn Live Edge Knob.
Tambour: Dyed and Natural Wood Veneer Marquetry
Free Leaf: Laurel Burl
Signature Plaque: Satinwood, Imbuya Burl and Dyed Wood Veneer Marquetry
Amor Vincit Omnia