The Artists

lucie 2006
by: Stefan Furrer

It seems that columns or uprights of any shape are a returning theme in my work. By virtue of its uplifting lines alone, this most elegant architectural form obliges comparison with the living tree of the forest.
I quartered a freshly cut branch of a Japanese cherry tree - what glorious colors - joined them with steel rods and used a square piece of Richlite as a top. As the unit dries out, the wood starts to twist in a yet unforeseen way, just like the twist of a corkscrew, really.

6"d, 8"w, 18"h

cherry, steel, RichliteŽ 'merlot'