Hard Wax Oil
Vigne- French for Vine- This refers to the fluid growth of the solid Ash curves, wrapping themselves around the carved seating structure, the same way a vine grows around its trellis. The ends of the Ash ‘Vine’ are left free and open, allowing its natural tendency to want to continue to grow along its own path. This reference to growth also alludes to the inherent push of a designer/maker, the want to continually move forward and develop as a creator. To grow and break free from the norm. Inspired by the works of Joseph Walsh, this piece was designed to explore personal boundaries with the hopes of developing new techniques and further progressing my skills as a designer/maker.
Made from solid American Ash. The main seat structure uses a technique called stacked lamination to build up a solid foundation which is then carved back to its final shape. The curved ‘vine,’ also made from solid ash, re-sawn from the same boards to ensure grain colour and continuity, have been cut into thin strips, then formed into its final shapes. The curved vine on the left also acts as the supporting leg providing a sturdy, usable bench seat that doubles as a sculpture.
Overall length- 1800mm