From the imaginations and skilled hands of wood artists from the Oregon Woodland Co-op, we present one-of-a-kind creations that will become family heirlooms. Some have practical uses, and some are pure sculpture. All are beautiful both as art and design made from living wood.
Wood artist Grant Rolette creates one-of-a kind sculptures from wood grown on his family woodland acreage near Portland. They all originate as "rescued" pieces of firewood from his land or the neighbors. “On the way to the shed or the stove,” Grant said, “they flashed a hint of something interesting inside and magically turned into.....another project - in a pile of many. The relief of finally moving something from the project pile all the way to the finishing stage is only surpassed by the thrill of seeing the wood figure meet the finish.”
When not outside taking care of the family tree farm, Miles enjoys creating both artistic and practical objects made from Oregon native woods. “I’m inspired by universal forms found throughout the natural world,” he said, “and by the growth of trees and other plants. My aim is to explore the design of both everyday wooden objects and sculptural forms, and to reveal the inherent beauty of the wood.”