Wooden Tables

A series of tables all created from a single small piece of wood for Gallery Libby Sellers. The piece of wood is pasted with hot wax and left to cool, then moved to a new location and pasted again. This action is repeated so as to intuitively build up a form from the numerable wax impressions, creating an object that is both moulded, yet unique.

The wax form is then cast into either concrete, jesmonite, cast iron or polycaprolactone.

The end result is an amalgam of moments. The forms are ‘wooden’ in that they have been created using wood rather than being made of wood. They therefore reference wood as an active verb rather than a monumental noun; the resulting textures are highly animated and not ‘wooden’ at all.

Images and text courtesy of Gallery Libby Sellers