Monday, 29 May 2017

Ken Bambury

At the weekend on the last possible day, I caught the annual degree show of graduating students from Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. 
There is no furniture department or specific woodwork department in any of Britains universities anymore, this has left in my mind a great void in the understanding of the possibilities of wood as an incredible medium for design. #
Ken Bambury has just graduated from Dundee's Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art, in Fine Art, part of his display which is rooted in the enjoyment of the environment and it's flora and fauna were these flutes made from invasives species Japanese Knot Weed. The flutes were designed as an adaptation of Native American Flutes, they make a beautiful sound and I loved the way that Ken had used the woody stems of this pernicious weed and highlighted the environmental impact and the effect of human activities on our wild places.

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