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Craig Forget
Jeffrey Pine | Wall Hangings by Craig Forget
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Jeffrey Pine - Wall Hangings


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Three years ago I did a hike called Sentenial Dome in Yosemite National Park, California. On the top of the mountain there is the remains of a famous tree called Jeffrey Pine, which was the most photographed tree in the entire park.
The pine was photographed as early as 1867 by Carleton Watkins, and was the subject of a well-known photograph by Ansel Adams. The tree died during the drought of 1976, but remained standing until August 2003.

The photo I posted was taken in the late 90's and I decided to create this landscape in my own artistic way by using geometric shapes. By creating multiple layers it gives the piece more 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. I would like to stress that there is no stain or paint used on this piece, only what mother nature created. That is what makes the piece extra special.

Dimensions 60"x40"x2.5"

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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.