Shattered was my first piece inspired by process. I was anxious to see how I could create random patterns by splitting and assembling different sized and shaped pieces of wood. I hoped that through the physical art of organizing a chaotic pile of wood I could somehow capture and convey the energy of this process.
What I unexpectedly discovered was the aroma released by the fall of the axe and the thud and crack as the wood fibers tore apart. This took me back to when I was a teenager, cutting wood during the summer months on Vancouver Island.