Creating a box to match the narrative behind Making our mark
This beautiful box* was made by a School of Art (SOA) Furniture workshop student, Andrew Carvolth. It is made with American White Oak and Australian Blackwood. The idea behind the box was to have the American White Oak represent Marion Mahony Griffin being an American in Australia – hence the white inside and the Blackwood on the outside.
In my research I discovered Marion used Japanese White Oak and Australian Blackwood in her furniture and objects she made when living in Australia in the early 1920s.
I discovered it is hard to get Japanese White Oak and the Head of the SOA Furniture Workshop Ashley Eriksmoen suggested I consider the American wood as they were fairly similar and there would be a nice connection that I wanted between Marion and myself.
For more work by Andrew Carvolth please visit his website.
*Box does come with a lid. Watch this space and professional photos will be uploaded on the website in the coming weeks.