It is during a trip into the jungle in Asia that wood emerges as an obvious mean of self-expression. In this material tortured by time and weather, I find nobility, a spark of life revealing a pure and simple aestheticism; a primal beauty, a kind of universal language.
To preserve the forest, I never work on living trees. My artworks are made from eroded wood, naturally cut decades ago that I find with the help of the hill tribes from Northern Thailand (All in accordance with the local authorities). I then work on them in my studio in Bangkok, and give them the right shape and the nicest patina.
Eroded teak wood