Liam Starcevich, Rhobie Chest of Drawers (STUDENT 2022)
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Design-wise, this project served as an exercise in experimenting with surfacing and applying curvilinear forms to what is typically a rectilinear medium. It's made from Tasmanian blackwood and in shaping the curved drawer fronts, I was pleasantly surprised to see revealed the swirling grain of what appeared to be very straight-grained stock. This has afforded it a beautiful "blotchy" quality reminiscent of an oil painting or an aerial landscape photograph. This piece served as my main exhibition piece for the Sturt graduate exhibition last year and I especially enjoy the fact that a chest of drawers is a typically overlooked typology for such a setting.