Artist and designer Hongtao Zhou has created Lumber Lamp (named Energy Wood) by band-sawing one piece of Ash lumber and steam-bending the strips to contain space and light. These strips transform the lumber into a dynamic sculptural mechanism, a lumber that delivers lights as well as visual forms. He also uses the same concept and band saw method to create large scale tree-shaped sculptures from lumber and bamboo for gallery spaces. The fiber reaches out from square-shaped lumber to express their life energy and remind us where the lumbers are from.
Recently, I am in love with band sawing American Ash wood to create functional sculptures. These trees are under attack by emerald ash borers. Many trees were killed and removed. There is a need to find ways to use these extra lumbers. I take the challenge to use them to create functional objects.
Designer : Hongtao Zhou
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