This splendid scenography of wood belongs to Vancouver designer Brent Comber. He has chosen this natural and vernacular material and carved it into a sculptural suite of feelings.
The collection of basic yet graceful shapes, convertible into magnificent furniture or decorative pieces, highlights the flexibility, natural complexity and the subtle, beautiful accidents – cracks, sinews, knots, swirls, uneven grain patterns – inherent to the texture of this powerful material. The exhibits are carved from wood found in mills or lumber yards. Especially arranged together as a scenography, with the aid of lighting, they remind us to appreciate wood for its unequalled authenticity and character, considered by Comber as ”capable of telling the strongest and most vivid stories”: