Ulu’ohe Bamboo Stand
Awarded First Place Furniture in the 2002 Hawaii’s Woodshow, this elegant entryway stand showcases a bamboo motif, inspired by a 1930’s Japanese textile print. It is crafted using Koa, Nigerian Satinwood and Mango wood, along with a Marble top inset. From marquetry, curved side panels to fully housed dovetails, Tom incorporated as many masterful woodworking techniques as he could without compromising the serenity of the art piece.
A gem fashioned out of beautiful (or native) [type] wood, this table is a play on two natural materials that express the sought-after chatoyance (tiger eye-like waves). It was a technically challenging piece. Meticulous planning was required to give the table its perfect geometric shape, while taking advantage of the directional chatoyance of the wood. This piece of art is indeed a rare gem.
A study in contrasts, this piece balances the organic, fluid movement of Art Nouveau with the graphic solidity of Art Deco. Using the dark, large quilt of the Makore against the lighter, fine quilt of the Tamo Ash, a mesmerizing illusion of a gleaming waterfall is created.The high chatoyance (tiger eye-like waves) of the two woods lends itself to the effortless flow across the tabletop plain. The influence of Japanese woodblock print styles is also in evidence.
Appraised for its craftsmanship and beauty, the waterfall tabletop was selected for display at Art Maui 2009.
Leaf on Pond
Using the motif of a leaf floating on water to create a Koa "shelf" on top of a Quilted Maple Table with a section of Banyan aerial roots with Ash legs as the base.
48" long x 20"wide x 18"tall
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