2013, Salvaged wood floor, ash, 11"w x 19"h x 14"d
This is an exploration of a salvaged wood floor. I am fascinated by how wood floors record the traces and histories of their owners. All the scratches and different colors tell different stories. They all end up in dumpsters or salvage warehouses after years, but I am fascinated by their beauty and richness because they carry so much information that new woods can’t provide. Every piece of salvaged wood in this project is locally sourced from Detroit. I collected them, cleaned them and put them back together in different patterns, letting them grow into different forms, resurrecting them.
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