D Contemporary is proud to present the inaugural works from Hownam Studio which comprise the Black Collection, a study in a northern European aesthetic. The collection primarily explores black from dark blue to silver, to purple hues and the midnight black of rain-washed trees and stones.
At first glance, the sculptural forms appear to be made up of solid colour. If you look closely, it becomes clear that the blacks are composed of many shades. The depth and pattern is given greater expression and natural complexity from the inherent character within the wood. Formed over hundreds of years, the myriad effects that time has placed within it creates huge variation in every inch, taking you further to access the infinite.
Colour, pattern and shadow change during the day. At distance the form is accentuated by hand worked surfaces that captivate and explore the interface with light. As you approach waves of subtle hues and shades appear across the surfaces, edges and facets, creating depth, leading the mind to contemplate. The collection nurtures the highest aspirations within functional form, to transcend the mundane and to provide a focus for meditative thought.