This piece was inspired by the lines left in the sand from waves lapping on a beach; a variety of methods were used to deconstruct the image into an abstract form, including examining negative space and continuing deconstruction into the 3D plane to allow further abstract discoveries.
The patches of wild grain in the English Pippy Oak contrast with the straight grain to reflect the wildness and calmness of the sea, two-way chamfer detail on the end pieces allow the flow of the piece to continue uninterrupted.
While copper or stainless steel tend to be the metals more commonly incorporated into wooden furniture designs, blued steel offers a more unusual contrast; the blue finish was achieved by heating the rods to a precise temperature (330-340°C).
Materials: English Pippy Oak and Blued Mild Steel
Alan Peters Award for Excellence 2016 – Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design