The Burned wood series explores the aesthetic language of the joining bottles technique by dying the wood before carving (carving before joining ensures strength).
One of the most worldwide available way to add a black dye to wood is to burn it. Indeed, because the whole project focuses on what is around us, it is more accessible and sustainable to create a fire than finding or creating paint.
Burning wood is a well-known japanese technique called “Shou Sugi Ban”. Originally used with cedar (“sugi” in japanese), it can be applied to any type of wood.