Using raw wood as his canvas, Kirkpatrick hand selects the finest slabs for each project. Each piece of wood has a unique story, a strength, and a weakness - even the most beautifully figured slabs have natural defects. Blending flawless finish work with organic shapes and highlighting natures defects are signature attributes of a Kristopher Kirkpatrick design. The marriage of perfection and honoring each slabs organic roots results in “perfectly imperfect,” one of a kind works of art.
A finished dining table by Kristopher Kirkpatrick allows viewers the unique opportunity to take a glimpse inside the inner workings of a once living life form. Undressing each slab from its tough outer layers exposes its inner workings and vulnerabilities.