Amber Dusick has been working with wood since 2006 and is most excited by exploring the partnership between nature and art in the creative process.
All of the colors used for wood stains are entirely collected from nature. From rocks and soil or extracted from plants. Most of the rocks and soil processed into pigments are collected locally, near her home. All of the plants used for pigments (such as indigo) are home grown.
The wood in each piece is either FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) sustainable lumber or reclaimed lumber and often a mixture of the two.
Each piece is a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn design that comes to life in wood.
Details on pigment collecting and processing, woodworking and other eclectic creative ramblings going back to 2007 can be found on the blog.