Carving London Plane

Marie Murphy 2 months ago

As a painter and Illustrator, I wanted to translate my work into other mediums that I felt would be sympathetic to the subject matter - contemporary urban landscape. One of my proposed objectives was to use wood.

I have a surplus of London Plane wood left over from our kitchen build and felt this would be ideal. The easier and possibly more straightforward way to translate my geometric work into wood would be to use the CNC machine but for my initial exploration, I have decided to explore carving. With the help of one of the technicians, I was able to explore how to create the shapes and depth which I wanted. It was a very slow but satisfying progress. I am hoping that the end result will be a combination of the texture coming from the carved wood with the overall shape having been created on the CNC machine. For now, the exploration continues.

Wood carving on London Plane