PNW Workers: Laura Burkhart

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Laura Burkhart drew inspiration from the Pacific Northwest’s mountains, lakes, and trees – and used it to develop a refreshing, unique style of artwork.

“Woodwork is such a physically demanding medium, forcing me to fully immerse myself in the process. This particular style came to fruition a few years ago when I was asked to help design and create the interior of a friend’s local coffee shop. I wanted to take my own approach to the craft that brought in my love for surface pattern with a sculptural element. I’m intrigued by the juxtaposition between the hard lines and the stark contrast of shapes against the fluidity of the wood grain. I love the way the work celebrates nature’s geometry and symmetry.”

laura cutting wood
laura sanding wood
laura piecing together her woodwork

Learn more about Laura and see her feature in our August catalog.