River Divided Wall Art | By Gregory Klassen
The artist and furniture maker Gregory Klassen creates objects that are inspired by the river and his surroundings in the Pacific Northwest. The River Divided Wall Art is a part of his collection and it transforms the ordinary wooden piece into a majestic piece of art.
To make the river seem authentic, he carefully makes it from custom-cut panes of blue glass. “I try to marry the natural beauty of the wood with the skilled craftsmanship of the maker. When the two come together, a piece can really sing!” Klassen explained.
River Divided Wall Art is made from maple and walnut and the dimension of each square is 14″ x 18.75″. The artist uses pieces from discarded trees he usually finds on construction sites. His work includes not only river inspired wall art but also many different models of tables.
Gregory Klassen works from a temporary studio in Lynden, Washington. To finish a simple coffee table takes him from 50 to 100 work hours. This is why there’s a 15-month waiting list for his river collection.
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