Broken-series is a collaboration between the maker and the material.
Wood is an organic material, built to be a trunk of a tree. It is a unique material with a strong character. It changes dimensions as the ambient humidity changes, it has knots, and defects, it cracks and breaks. These are properties which are often considered unwanted, but they offer a lot of opportunities.
Listening to wood has taken us from poking with sticks and collecting firewood, to making tools and buildings –teaching us step by step the many ways we use wood today.
This long journey has led us to believe we are in control. As we have learned new skills, most of us have become deaf to the spirit of wood. But it is still here. When worked in agreement with, the true nature of wood is revealed.
Together, we share the responsibility of the outcome.