The Pacific Northwest is home to many beautiful native species of hardwood that local artists and furniture makers have used to create wonderful pieces of natural art. Greg Klassen is one of these artists. He takes unique pieces of reclaimed wood slabs and transforms them into stunning tables that exploit the natural contours of the wood grain. He embeds pieces of cut glass that fit snugly into gaps in the wood resulting in what appear to be rivers flowing through the barren earth.
Klassen cuts, sands, and finishes the wood, but little else, resulting in a celebration of the inherent beauty in the imperfections we find in nature. The inlaid glass magnifies this notion, and speaks to the revitalization of once discarded natural resources.