Dimensions: L 170 x W 82 xH 78 cm
Spey Bench is the third bench based on Scotland’s rivers and was created for COLLECT 2019, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, Saatchi Gallery London then Showcased at WOOD at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh May 2019.
About once a year Angus makes a speculative one-off where he has the artistic freedom to make decisions on the bench – he calls it sketching with wood. These experimental pieces are fun to make and challenge his practice.
The Spey Bench was designed to capture a sense of the movement of the River Spey and the shape created by a fly fishing rod in the Spey Cast.
The design and making of the Spey Bench are discussed in this blog post
Modern Alchemists at Collect 2019
“The makers in the Craft Scotland showcase at Collect 2019 are the alchemists of our time; carving, casting and creating new traditions, ideas of value and material possibilities across all disciplines. This showcase is craft and design at the boundaries and should not be missed!
Drawing on a range of different influences and fusing together very different techniques, all 15 makers represented are working to create striking new forms and materialities which deliberately defy definition, including furniture maker Angus Ross and his super-natural use of folding and steam bending……”
Dr. Mhairi Maxwell
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