Wayne Muma is a craftsman driven by passion. It is his dharma to pursue the art of woodworker. This close affinity to the tree compels him to find always higher levels of skill in the woodworking arts. It also influences technique and design, and is most often articulated through unusual local hardwoods. The Japanese have an expression, Ten Ita, meaning heavenly board. Finding these challenging pieces of wood continues to push his creative and technical limits. To honour these boards, he uncovers the indwelling and gives them a new life as functional objects. It is his goal to create THE BAR to inspire the atmosphere and to precipitate the unique CUTMR dialogue.
This design is built exclusively for the Gladstones CUTMR 2014. Wayne Muma found affection for this piece of walnut slab due to the unique void (knot hole) in the centre. The curved legs of the table are actually different sizes creating the base to be asymmetrical. Within this symmetry the walnut surface mirrors its underneath.
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) Toronto’s largest alternative design show enters a new decade with new initiatives and a diverse lineup of local and national talent: 25 installations, 60 artists, and 4000 visitors, all in under 4 days. Gladstone Managing Director of Art, Britt Welter-Nolan is joined by three new curatorial forces: Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Elise Hodson.
CUTMR11: Thurs Jan 23 – Sun 26, 2014
- Opening Reception: Sat Jan 25, 2014 | 7-11pm
- Hours: Thurs 6-8pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm
- Price: $10 ($5 for students on January 24th)