Basking in the sunlight at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Parque Tree shows off its beautiful patterns in the most dynamic fashion. 

Basking in the sunlight at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Parque Tree shows off its beautiful patterns in the most dynamic fashion. 

Process:

The idea behind this table was to explore the old world technique of parquetry by extending it beyond its typically decorative application. I am drawn into the ironies of this piece, from the organic fir tree to dimensional framing lumber, which then gets cut into even more precise squares and triangles produced by parquetry. The project then becomes organic again by shaping the slab, creating a kind of simulacrum of a tree – a parquet-tree.

 Peter Greenaway and "Drowning by Numbers" comes to mind.

Peter Greenaway and "Drowning by Numbers" comes to mind.

 Taking control at the end of a process is always a great feeling. The piece is starting to come to life.

Taking control at the end of a process is always a great feeling. The piece is starting to come to life.

 They key to a great top is a strong set of legs. Maple, and maple bent laminations.

They key to a great top is a strong set of legs. Maple, and maple bent laminations.

Materials:

Douglass Fir, Ash

Finish:

Wax

Dimensions:

62" L,  31-17" W,  15 1/2" H