Few people who follow our newsletter do not already know that Jan and I spent some weeks traveling to Australia and back. To break the 25 hour (in total) flight, we spent 3-nights in Auckland. On the return home, we broke the trip up in Honolulu. Of course, nothing was more natural than to pursue ‘all things wood’ in the Polynesian Triangle. This triangle is a region of the Pacific Ocean with three island groups at its corners: Hawaii, Easter Island and New Zealand.
Kia ora (Greetings) – Our arrival to Auckland at 5 am – Very few people wondering the corridor.
Having been to neither island before, there was much to absorb in 3-days. We tested the waters of many attractions, trying to get a cultural sense without attending the larger touristy indigenous centres.
Paul Harder is a bronze sculptor with a charming countryside studio located in Deep Cove. Paul has a passion for creating west coast wildlife and marine creatures.
One of his specialties is the design and fabrication of custom-made coffee and dining room tables that incorporate bronze, glass and wood. Working with Jan and West Wind Hardwood the most recent example of one of Paul`s creations is the Octopus Burl Table shown here. This table started with an old burl collected by the client several years ago. Jan and his team restored and milled the burl and Paul created the supporting structure using three giant bronze octopus tentacles. The table has a glass inset with a smaller feature octopus suspended from the underside of the table. This is a one of kind piece and definitely a conversation starter that now lives on Piers Island.
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