An upcoming exhibition at Ramiens Timber combines salvaged farm machinery, photography and recycled timber to evoke the nostalgia of rural life in Australia. Dubbed as “Farmpunk”, these sculptures are the collaboration of sculptor and artisan, Pete Denison and Ramien's Timber.
The outdoor sculptures combine rustic charm with a fine aesthetic sensibility. Speaking of the inspiration for the series, Pete says;
“I’m from the bush – and I know its beauty and its struggles. These sculptures pay homage to farmers who, for whatever reason, are forced off the land. This is the story of my own father. Understanding the disconnect when farmers move to the suburbs, my aim is that these works will bring a little of the land into their life.”
Each sculpture tells a different story of rural life. Farmers will recognise the salvaged parts of old harvesters, sawmills, scales and an old wool press. Weathered by years of sitting in the sun and rain, the old patterned trademarks are naturally patinaed and take on a majestic beauty.
The innovative sculptures comprise timber frames that act both as a prop for the machinery parts and a frame for exquisite photographic images. The frames include recycled timber, hardwood and sandblasted timber to create an aged weathered look. Each element is designed for outdoors with exterior grade finishes and colour fast images printed onto aluminium boards.
We can customise these frames to include images of your choice. These frames are weatherproof and can be hung outdoors.
We were awarded the "Best Timber Merchant" nationally at TABMA's recent awards night.You can imagine our surprise at winning the National award for Best Timber Merchant, as we thought our nomination was for the state award. It's wonderful to have our business, our team and most importantly, our products and services, recognised in the most prestigious timber award ceremony in Australia.