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shelving unit is another piece in the Split series,
in which logs split into four pieces are used as the corners of box
shapes. Because the wood is split with irregular angles the resulting
forms are non-uniform but still complete – due to the mathematical
fact that the total angles of a split form will always total 360 degrees.
This shelving unit differs from previous versions in that the slatted
wood levels are created from a wide variety of left over wood pieces
from my studio. Created towards the end of the year, it felt like
a bit of a ‘cupboard-clearout ‘ in the same way that pancake
day was traditionally a blow-out preparation for the fasting of lent.
Hence the title of the piece is a word play on ‘Lent’
the festival, and the verb ‘to lean’.
'Lent' was created for the exhibition ‘Knock on Wood’
at Tools Galerie in Paris.