Israeli designer Hilla Shamia uniquely joins the materials of aluminum and wood in this Wood Casting series. Using a whole tree trunk, Shamia pours molten aluminum directly onto the wood, which burns the surface and darkens the wood. The wood gets cut up lengthwise and put into a mold to form the frame and legs of the piece.

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Israeli designer Hilla Shamia uniquely joins the materials of aluminum and wood in this Wood Casting series. Using a whole tree trunk, Shamia pours molten aluminum directly onto the wood, which burns the surface and darkens the wood. The wood gets cut up lengthwise and put into a mold to form the frame and legs of the piece.

Would make a really nice, real beach house. She should submit it to an architect to see if the model would be viable.

Would make a really nice, real beach house. She should submit it to an architect to see if the model would be viable.

“Battles between the squid and the sperm whale are awesome sights” The Animal Kingdom: A Charley Harper Retrospective, part VI

“Battles between the squid and the sperm whale are awesome sights” The Animal Kingdom: A Charley Harper Retrospective, part VI

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