I have spent some time, digging some amazing fungi infected places out, in spalted beech. Fascinating to find and expose the best, most optimal lumps. It may well be compared somewhat to be an archaeologist slowly exposing new and unexpected findings, or as a gold digger who not only find a small lump, but follows a whole vein.
It has been these very special lump appearance that has been the basis for the possible design and challenge in interaction with the patterns found in the tree.
Dogma starting point:
“The used grip”: contrast and material composition and diversity in form and expression rather than function – and preferably in the vicinity of the following: a little absurd, provocative, unique or with a twist, crazy, warped, both figuratively and / or physical sense, + a dash of humor.
Inspired by Magritte: Ceci n’est pas un pichet
obs: There is no risk of further degradation or “contagion” when the wood is dry.