This Bubinga table uses a form of tiling referred to as 'parquet deformation'. This means as the tile pattern moves from one end of the table to the other, the geometry of the tiles change from a flattened pagoda-shaped hexagon to a perfect regular hexagon and back again. This pattern is nnot immediately obvious and then it suddenly is perceived. This aspect that the closer one comes to an object the more is revealed is a quality I try to incorporate into all of my work.
A detail of the Bubinga tiling. The surface has a woven or basketry feel about it and because of the 'chatoyance' or 'cats-eye' quality of the wood, the tiles shift color and reflective properties as one moves around the piece.