The sculpture is turned from a single piece of Walnut, each detail from grooved, pointed tip to turned and furrowed handle carefully hand-carved to accentuate both the design of the tool and the attributes of the wood used to recreate it. This tool is fashioned after Michael's own much loved screwdriver of many years.
Interested in the interaction of natural and manmade worlds, Michael Moran, a woodworker and tree lover, and his partner Celia Gibson create pieces that are both elegant and honest, paying homage to the unique characteristics of the wood itself. The domestic hardwood trees used for Moran Woodworked’s custom, limited-edition furniture — as well as for Michael’s sculpture — each have their own story to tell, with each knot, curve, and bark inclusion honored as part of that story. Such care and reverence for materials encourage viewers to reconsider the ways in which they interact with, and often take for granted, the natural world.
Michael and Celia have been designing and building modern, yet traditionally crafted furniture since 2004 in their workshop and home in New York’s Hudson Valley.
- 6” x 13”
- Edition 2/2.