Furniture maker Greg Klassen, based in the Pacific Northwest, combines glass with wood in his intricately designed and handcrafted tables but I particularly like his River Divided series of wall art. Klassen finds inspiration in the world just outside his doorstep particularly in the trees, rivers and fields. He creates each piece by hand one at a time and gives it his full attention, starting with trees sustainably harvested from the banks of the Noonsack river, and with every new piece he builds, the trees are give new life and end up as functional art. For his most recent Aerial Series, he states:
This past year I found an unlikely new source of inspiration: Australian drone photographers. I stumbled across the work of several of these guys on Instagram who are capturing wonderful images of Australian coastlines and waterways. I've become entranced by the textures and layers, where the land meets the water. The images that have really inspired me were the aerial images showing an incomplete section of the coastline. These photos in a way are abstract, leaving you wondering exactly what you are looking at.