Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Roland Fraser II

Roland Fraser again composes his furniture and work from harvested reclaimed timber, utilising the marks of its previous incarnation to add to the beauty of his craft. Rolands work is also part of this years VAS exhibition in Edinburgh.
My wooden constructions are a synthesis of assemblage, collage and traditional craftsmanship. Timber is culled from old furniture carcases, farm buildings and skips. I select pieces that have an accumulation of surface markings and general evidence of human traffic. Traces from missing locks, hinges and structural joints also have a particular resonance for me as they refer to previous incarnations. This visceral combination of wear and history imbues the material with an almost totemic quality. Roland Fraser

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