eucalyptus marginata

A magnificent tall tree that can reach heights up to 30-40m, Jarrah only grows in the south-west corner of Western Australia. It is one of the world’s best hardwoods. The timber is straight grained and dark red to reddish brown in colour and is popular in furniture making. The forests are being threatened by bauxite mining and water borne fungal disease that attacks the roots.


Stack was very late in the line of recent works. It was one of those little margin sketches. It followed on from Still. Same dimension timber sections and both use Jarrah. No magnets this time.

I started out by conceiving two rectangles, they could be benches or low tables or stacked for shelves. And then the complications set in.

1000w x 300d x 300h mm (triangle component)

Asian High-rise

One of the most successful and popular items in the Gallery over the years has been the marble tower, played with by children and adults alike. And after years of not being available they are undergoing a revival.

I wanted to replicate them, particularly in the context of playfully mocking urban architectural pretensions, and how super skyscrapers end, up there, on top. I’m having a bit of a play with that. The Empire State and Chrysler buildings, they captured the obvious, the ‘point’. They are glorious buildings and that’s the virtue of being first on the block.

400w x 400d x 1650h mm

Tall Flare Stem Lamp

19w x 19d x 52h cm

Dome Lamp

19w x 19d x 52h cm

Short Flare Stem Lamp

16w x 16d x 37h cm

Cone Lamp

9w x 9d 40h cm


10w x 9d cm

Tendril Vases

9w x 9d x 15h cm

Spiralis Bottle Stopper

3.5w x 3.5d x 11.5h cm


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