WOOD x GOLD

Subtle and refined.  14k gold inlaid into the naturally occurring resin pockets found in zebra wood with oxidized sterling silver findings. 

STATEMENT

For the Wood and Gold series I use Zebrawood, which contains natural resin pockets that follow the pattern of the wood grain. I “mine” the Zebrawood for resin void compositions and fill them with a mixture of 14k gold dust filed from an old ring, and urethane resin. Evocative of Kintsugi, or Golden Repair Pottery, the subtle gold inlay highlights the organic qualities of the wood and is balanced with the structural, industrial qualities of the findings.