The work Driftwood was commissioned to provide seating elements within a shopping centre in Albany, Western Australia. The installation consists of a large sculptural seating element that was inspired by a weathered piece of driftwood, twisted and gnarled but worn smooth by the sand and sea.
Functional seating elements were designed to complement the sculptural work and provide practical dual sided seats to the mall concourse. The tricorn end plates of the seats are painted red at one end and sea green at the other, reminiscent of navigational markers and a nod to the maritime.
Each piece of timber in the work is precisely hand shaped and fitted onto the form.