Sliding dowels in glowing slots

The pandemic hit hard. Existing clients cancelled jobs and the uncertainty of the future made it hard to continue business as usual.

Unprecedented times called for a rethinking of my practice. I’ve been very fortunate with clients coming to me via word of mouth but have always struggled with communicating what I do.

My sister and her then fiancé (who happen to be filmmakers) were getting ready to get married. I wanted to make them something as a wedding gift so I proposed an arrangement: make a custom joinery piece for their home in exchange for allowing me to document the process on video and work together remotely during one of Melbourne’s many lock downs.

The outcome is the Dowel Wall; a physical installation plus a video series on YouTube.

Dowels can be inserted into the glowing vertical slots and positioned at any height.