DESIGNER / MAKER
CREATING SPLIT GRAIN
My Split Grain collection explores the beauty of nature with contemporary design appeal. The exquisite subtleties of wood become the visual focus of sculptures that thoughtfully fit into modern lives and interiors. The project began with me taking notice of an ordinary piece of firewood and thinking it too beautiful to burn. The exterior texture and shape had such organic appeal that I started experimenting. I found that different splitting techniques followed by sawing the form into slices enhanced the cross sections and revealed even more incredible formations and imperceptible grain patterns. The repetition of slices heightened those qualities even more and the addition of light from within unlocked beautiful intricacies across the grain itself. The final works are minimalist and formal with a strong architectural sensibility which I think poetically speaks to the noble trees they came from. The balance between organic nature and refined technological materials is what I strive for in each piece with the added intention to aesthetically elevate both. I use reclaimed wood that I forage myself from the California region. I hope my work allows people to reflect upon nature in both intimate and public contemporary spaces.
Existing works available through these online shops.
Vintage and Modern Lighting
Los Angeles, CA
Split Grain on Etsy
Designer Furniture for the Conscious Home
COMMERCIAL PUBLIC SPACES
Large-scale and quantity works for hotels, lounges, spas and meditation spaces. Interior Designer inquiries welcome.
New designs and custom pieces for private collectors. Contact me for individual commission requests.
Split Grain light sculptures and steel suspension artworks include floor standing, tabletop and wall sculptures to enhance any thoughtful, contemporary space.
Reclaimed Cedar on steel base w/3 LEDs, floor switch and dimmer, 39" tall
Reclaimed Cedar tabletop, dual LEDs w/dimmer on aluminum quadpod
Reclaimed Cedar, widely spaced slices, 6 LEDs w/AC dimming, blackened steel stand, 54" tall
Reclaimed Cedar tabletop, single LED with dimmer, 14" tall
Reclaimed Cypress floor piece. 4 LEDs, integrated dimmer on blackened steel stand, 50" tall
Reclaimed Cedar tabletop with hollowed core, 13" tall
Reclaimed Cypress desktop piece w/optional USB power, 12" tall
Reclaimed Cedar on aluminum stand, AC or optional USB power, 15" tall
Reclaimed Cedar floor piece, 3 LEDs w/integrated dimmer and foot switch, blackened steel stand, 66" tall
Reclaimed Douglas Fir floor standing piece, 49" tall
Reclaimed Cypress dual splay sculpture on blackened steel bases, 19.75" long
Reclaimed Cypress totem sculpture on aluminum base, 14.25" tall
Reclaimed Cypress spline sculpture on blackened steel base, 10.5" long
Reclaimed Cypress spline on blackened steel wall mount, 11.25" tall
Reclaimed Cypress, splay sculpture on blackened steel base, 14.5" long
Reclaimed Cypress totem sculpture on blackened steel base, 11.75" tall
Reclaimed Cypress spline sculpture on blackened steel base, 12" long
Large reclaimed Cypress totem sculpture on blackened steel base, 54" tall
Small reclaimed Cypress slice sculpture on blackened steel base, 3" tall
Reclaimed Cypress totem sculpture on blackened steel base, 14.5" tall
If you have questions about my work, want to be notified of new pieces or wish to commission a piece, please contact me below. Split Grain is a creation of AO Design LLC.
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