whispers: a hundred tongues
she whispered her words to the trees & the birds carried them to a place where she had a thousand tongues
wood species will vary according to what we have available
average dimensions: 2.5" H x 5" W x 7/8" D
story written by Fia on May 31, 2020
inspired by Constance in Shakespeare's King John, Dangerous Voices by Gail Holst-Warhaft, & her early morning practice sitting on the back porch with Yoshi & speaking into the natural world.
how we make these...
We have the deep joy of working with incredibly beautiful repurposed wood, sometimes from trees that are hundreds of years old... This means every piece is unique & carries along its own history. We purposely do not fill in the bug holes or hide the knots & scarring. We do address the checks (the splits & cracks) that have appeared over time due to weather changes & stresses in the wood.
These are purposely & perfectly imperfect.
The wood species will vary according to what we can source from local small businesses dedicated to repurposing razed buildings, trees that are diseased, or taken down due to storms.
These pieces come with a small card telling a bit about us, our process & the wood species - either wrapped or comes in an organic cotton bag.
All our reclaimed wood products are shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. Unless stated otherwise, our painted pieces are our unique bird & brush process: 4-6 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish).