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Gord Hynek & Maureen Barrat

Media: Fantasy Wood Furniture

General Delivery, Malakwa, BC V0E 2J0
Phone: (250) 836-3776
Email: gordandmeem@shuswap.net
Website: www.rhythmnbones.com

Originally from B.C.’s Lower Mainland, Gord and Maureen have lived in the Sicamous area of the Shuswap since 1993. Their work has been chosen to represent British Columbia at the Vancouver International Airport and has been featured in the Nov/Dec 2003 issue of Cottage magazine and the Fall 2004 issue of British Columbia magazine.

Found-Art Fantasy Furniture is made from the unusual shapes of stream-washed roots and driftwood collected in the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia. The design and style of the furniture is inspired by the natural forms of the wood, evoking mood, movement and personality. Each piece is an eccentric sculpture and is only reproduceable in terms of style, a one-of-a-kind functional work of art.

The work is finished with shellac, water-based varnish and beeswax. Earth pigments are often used to create contrast and to harmonize the colours of the wood, which can include several species in one piece of furniture.