Curvaceous bench celebrating the undulating lines of fly-fishing on fast flowing River Spey. One-off made for Collect 2019 with one plank of local ash.
These curvaceous benches are stack-laminated and built up a bit like boat building. Scottish oak and the dark lines are scorched oak.
The challenge of the Forth Bench was to create a spiral from a single plank of Scottish oak. The spiral supported the bench built up with loops of bent oak and all was fixed in place with turned stretcher. Angus has a long-standing fascination with how things are put together and especially the structural of bridges. The Forth Bench was built while the Queensferry Crossing was being built across the Forth by Edinburgh and brought attention to the magnificent Forth Rail Bridge which inspired this design.
This was the first of the River Benches and made for Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, 2013. The spiral was made from two pieces of bent Scottish oak and creates an arm-rest for the love-seat bench. The bench has a very slim profile but has a deep triangular section. The intention was to evoke the meandering Tay River and rounded mountains of our home.