The pods were cut from a solid piece of Birds Eye Jarrah.
They were cut into their individual pieces, then hollowed
out and lined with Silky Oak. Each pod is a trapezoid
form that fits perfectly with the adjacent pod. The
pod lids are held to their bases by rare earth magnets,
hidden by coloured epoxy. Two of the pods have an additional
Silky Oak box that is removable.
The piece is intended to be sculptural in form. Its
functional role is to store jewellery or other small
items. It explores the relationship between natural
wood figure, and the seemingly opposing and contrasting
concepts of contemporary form and bright colour.
The natural Bird's Eye pattern is emphasized and contemporized
by adding colour. It is most likely caused by epicormic
(just below the bark) buds which develop as the tree
grows. It is a visual history of the tree and is a record
of the tree's response to occurrences within its habitat.
The different colours of each pod are a stylistic reference
to the chapters of this history