Recycled wood has never looked as chic as it does in Huy Bui’s new Geological Frames installation. Inspired by the intersection of plant life and the urban world, Bui turns salvaged wood into stunning wall pieces. The project brings the outside world inside in a stunning new way.
Recently appearing for the first time in Patrick Parrish Gallery, the project follows in the footsteps of the Brooklyn-based artist’s previous work, called Plant-in-City. Both Plant-in-City and his current series invite the outside world in, all while catching the eye with their modular design. But instead of creating furniture for living plants, the Geological Frames installation features an array of unique, recycled wooden pieces.
The brass frames of the pieces are inspired by shipping containers, the way manmade elements make their way around the globe. Bui intentionally evokes this shape to frame the intricate topologies of found his wood pieces. By using these elements of nature in his artwork we are reminded how the natural world should more often be the recipient of our awe and respect.
Images via Huy Bui