Pit PropPit Prop
This piece is inspired by the patterns found in wood. The sturdiest of logs are used to support the roof of a mine whilst men are working below. Trees that grow slowly provide the strongest wood and are felled to use as pit props. Sawing through the logs reveals the intricate patterns of growth lines. In this piece, the growth lines of a once majestic tree are represented by the couching of gold Jap. The knots in the wood create gentle curving lines giving rise to subtle changes in reflected light.