Materials: Sugar Maple and Maple Burl
This New England table germinated from the sugar maple forest outside my shop. Using this native species, I began to create a sculptural representation of growth. The negative space creates changing visuals as you walk around the table while the elaborate carvings cast volleys of light and shadow to captivate its form. As the growth process finishes its cycle, carved leaves rest on a dished burled top evoking fallen leaves resting in a rocky pool.
To my amazement, I came in one morning to a Grey Tree Frog nestled in one of the tendrils. This Frog claimed my table “home” for two straight days.
Photos by Bill Truslow