Photos courtesy Fondation EY / Connect heads
I find part of my inspiration in the effect found on weathered woods and stones. Sun, rain, frost reveal the inner structure of the material.
In my pieces, I also try to work with these characteristics on wood, playing with the grain through various surface treatments to reveal its character. By working on carefully selected trees, I create very thin pieces that I take up to transparency, creating a real lace out of wood which emphasizes all the history of the trees I'm working with.
Most of the time, I have a precise idea of the piece I want to create, and then look for the wood that will render the effect I’m after. My work is primarily created on the wood lathe, but it is just a small part of the process. The tool is never a limit, only the imagination.
Video presented by amàco - part of the video series, "Materials To Build 2015”. This series takes
us into the universe of scientific experimentation to discover the unexpected beauty of the
physicochemical behavior of materials Natural used in the construction. The aesthetic and poetic
videos invite us to share an emotional moment and consider another angle through which to view
common raw materials such as water, earth, wood, paper or sand…