Sunday, January 24, 2010


On our trip to Urban Tree Salvage last month, we picked up an interesting piece of maple. The piece that we found had a beautiful natural cavity that followed the contours of the wood. After a month of contemplating different options, we finally decided to fill the cavity with concrete, creating a flat surface while emphasizing the natural cavity.

Why cast one thing when we can cast three?
We decided to experiment and cast:
  1. the wood cavity
  2. a light fixture
  3. a textured slab

Maple slab cavity

Foam mold

Detail of foam mold with wooden dowels

Inset vacuum tubes

Textured foundation wrap mould

we'll see how it turns out....
to be continued...

- Jess