Jeff Martin, ‘Painted Coffee Table’, 2016, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Painted Coffee Table’, 2016, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Painted Coffee Table’, 2016, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Painted Coffee Table’, 2016, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Painted Coffee Table’, 2016, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Painted Coffee Table’, 2016, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Painted Coffee Table’, 2016, Jeff Martin Joinery

The Maple tabletop features one bronze ring inlay stabilizing a crack. And the surface is painted with a variety of bleach and oxidizing solutions. Applied clear, the solutions cause chemical changes in the tannins of the wood itself to cause a painting to emerge. This lack of control and spirit of gestures is the focal point of Jeff's painted wooden works.

The biomorphic cast bronze legs have been treated with a heavily concentrated solution of silver nitrate, and built up with intense heat - clumping to the surface of the cast bronze, before being neutralized and sealed with lacquer.

This is the first table piece to come out of the studio.

Signature: Underside of Table

Manufacturer: Jeff Martin Joinery

Owned by the studio.

About Jeff Martin

Canadian, b. 1984, Edmonton, AB, Canada, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada