http://ehc.english.ucsb.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/0wood-casting-aluminum-furniture-hilla-shamia-8.jpg 452 675 Julia Olson http://ehc.english.ucsb.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ehi4.png Julia Olson2014-11-22 20:18:522014-11-22 20:27:08
Hilla Shamia, an Israeli artist and designer, burns molten aluminum on the surface of raw wood to create beautiful furniture. The heat sears a beautiful black layer of carbon that creates a boundary between the cold silvery color of the aluminum and the wood’s beautiful natural colors and forms. The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value by preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk, within explicit boundaries. The general, squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and at the same time keeps the memory of the material. (source, source).