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Craig Forget
Autumn Bliss | Sculptures by Craig Forget | 948 Lakeshore Rd 107 in Essex
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Autumn Bliss - Sculptures

Featured In 948 Lakeshore Rd 107, Essex, Canada

$6,800

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Autumn Bliss
Dimensions: Height: 36 Inches; Width: 72 Inches; Depth: 2 Inches

This piece is inspired by the fall weather, when the leaves are changing colors and the winds start to pick up and blow the leaves off the tree. I also added the dramatic effect of night sunset with a full moon coming out to light up the crisp night.

A multi-layered technique it gives the piece depth and life. The wood used in this piece consist of a mix of reclaimed wood I have gathered over the years from old barns, houses and fences taken down in my area. All the patina on the wood used for this piece is due to the aging and weathering process over many years. Most of the colors you see in this piece are completely natural due to the aging and weathering process over time. That is what makes the piece extra special.

This piece can be best appreciated in person; when the light changes in the room and you move side to side the piece comes to life.

A lot time went into the making of this piece, I have logged over 160 hours in just the building process. This piece has been sketched out in my mind for the last couple of years and I have finally turned it into a reality and I am so happy with the finish outcome of this piece.

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All my art pieces are made using very old wood from barns and homes taken down in my area.

Hi My name is Craig Forget and I am a reclaimed wood artist

I feel that I am part of the large art movement that has been growing in the Detroit and Windsor area, it is great to be part of this movement. It is also great to be able to express myself through art. I am in it for the long haul, I believe in producing the most unique art pieces with the most unique wood that I can find. I always feel that it is the old, reclaimed wood that makes my pieces unique.


I have been influenced by woodworking from a very young age and recently I have found my true passion for building unique artwork and furniture out of reclaimed barn wood. What I love about the materials that I work with is that you never know what types of wood you are going to find in the local barns that range from 80 to 200 years of age. You could say I am like a kid in a candy store.


What makes my artwork and furniture so unique is that I am always on the hunt for unique types of wood that will create an impressive piece. I especially enjoy working with wood that is bursting with character. There are no faux finishes in the world that can duplicate the colors and textures that Mother Nature creates, 95% to 100% of the colors you see on my art pieces have not been stained what you see is the natural color of the wood. When wood is aged for 80 to 100 years, it turns naturally dark in color.
The darker brown natural woods were those aged within a barn, while grey boards have been weathered outside.
When you are buying one of my pieces, you are also buying a piece of Pioneer history, when power tools were almost non-existent.