I often have left over cut-offs from other works, and love to find a way to use them. This piece of modern, abstract art is created with wood otherwise destined for the fireplace.
Materials: Cedar, Pallet wood, Acrylic paints, Construction adhesive.
Process: Torch, acrylic paint, natural sun bleaching.
Dimensions: height 53 inches width 53 inches
Repurposed from pieces of an old discarded plant stand, and inspired by electronic stability tests, this abstract piece floats within its frame, giving it a nice visual effect.
Materials: Cedar Frame, reclaimed fir plant stand.
Process: Torch, latex varathane.
Dimensions: height 20 inches
width 28 inches
West Coast Bears
Much of my scavenged materials come from old fences. Cedar is perfect for creating our west coast trees. I love bears, and the rough nature of the wood works well to simulate fur and bark textures on animals and trees. The depth created by the wide frame allows for a 3D perspective.
Dimensions: height 25 inches width 34 inches
Wood pallets with tight construction are another favorite find for my larger pieces. Close family friends that live nearby have a beautiful, natural backyard, including a winding gulley of protected land used by many bears to wonder the neighbourhoods of our North Shore. The family has a special relationship with the furry friends that frequently explore their property. The piece hangs in their living room, a reminder of fall hibernation.
Owls are rarely seen, but ever present in our forests. The art I produce to depict these amazing birds remains whimsical and fun, which I'm sure matches their personalities when they are not hunting down dinner. Often sold in pairs or families of three.
Materials: Cedar, glass, metal, spray paint.
Process: Torch, nails, screws, construction adhesive.
Dimensions: height 14 inches
width: 6 inches
When I'm fortunate enough to stumble across bark in the forests, or collect a neighbour's free firewood, I get to create these unique bark owls, which usually don't last long in my shop. Also one of my favourite's to produce. The bark is exquisite, and needs only some fire torching to make them even more beautiful.
Material and process: Cedar Fence Board. Torch and Acrylic paint.
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Owl in the moon
"Owl in the moon'" works are all different, and this one was inspired by the repurposed wood rounds from some cable spools I acquired recently. Really love the texture of the cedar used to capture the owls feathery body.
Always nice to be out and about in good weather. We do get those days here on B.C's West Coast. I start with a piece of cedar and cut out my subject. What's left behind is then reduced in thickness, put in to a frame, and a beautiful scene with some depth is created. Give me your idea, and I'll make it for you.
Process: Torch and woodburning.
Dimensions: Length 11 in. Height7 in. depth 1.25 inches
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This unique tree was a beach find I spotted tumbling along the rocks and sand. Once I realized how stable and strong the dried sea plant was, I knew right away just how I would use it. Along with some beautiful gray fence boards I had in my shop, and a few pieces of torched drift wood I came up with this windy evening scene. So simple, yet it captures perfectly the harsh environment surrounding our coastline.
Materials: Sun bleached fence boards, sea plant, pine moon, local driftwood, blue, black and gray acrylic paint.