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The Apparition series grew out of the biology of bookmatching, thus finding unique pieces of wood that, when joined with their mirror image, came alive. In seven frames, the gesture of bookmatching generates unique apparitions, figures, from a tree’s own history of growth. The life and the images created by this technique, and these uncommon pieces of wood, is heavily filtered by the viewer, not unlike a Rorschach inkblot, serving as a reminder of the life around us and our individual experiences.



12 1/2" W x 18 3/4" H x 1 3/4" D

Black Walnut


What do you see?


The highly figured Walnut bookmatch is suspended within the artist made Walnut frame, painted crisply on its interior in matte white.

Thus far, seven Apparitions have been created, each one startlingly unique in its bookmatch but consistent in size and framing. Pieces like this are available for commission, in a variety of wood species and scaled bespoke for your space. 

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