SECRET LIFE OF TREES
UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN STORIES OF TREES
The way a space is furnished can tell you a lot about the people who live and work there. Thoughtfully created objects, made for a specific place and purpose, ignite curiosity and give meaning to a space.
I hope the objects I create make people feel a repertoire of emotions – perhaps the same quiet joy I feel when working with my hands.
Working with wood allows me to reflect on Nature's gifts and reminds me of the fragility of our environment and of the diminishing resources on earth. I strive to be more mindful of the things I use and throw – and ultimately, to do less of the latter by choosing to purchase and use furniture and objects that are thoughtfully and lovingly made, and that are made to last.
OBJECTS & ART
Yu Hua is a designer-maker working primarily with wood. She shuttles between two islands in juxtaposition -- the tropical city-"garden" of Singapore and the rugged, rocky coast of Vancouver Island. She has drawn inspiration and energy from trees for as long as she can remember.
Her work is a manifestation of the intertwined stories of the tree and the eventual user of the piece, as well as a vehicle for personal creative expression.