‘Kodama’ is an ongoing body of work by Lindsey Muscato and Joshua Friedman comprised of unique large-scale furniture, constructed of salvaged timber using the techniques and hand-tools of traditional Japanese wood joinery and timber-framing.
The pieces, removed from their would be architectural context, present as monolithic compositions. Distillations of joinery details that explore the craft of, and reverence for, both material and process.
With sculptural abstractions of seating, tables, and consoles, the finished works in ‘Kodama’ are hand-cut, sawn, chiseled, joined, and blackened using a combination of natural alchemical patination and yakisugi (or shou sugi ban) — the darkening and sealing of wood by torching.
In 2020 Muscato and Friedman had their first solo show with Marta gallery in Los Angeles titled ‘Kodama: Timber Joints.’ The Kodama series has continued to expand with custom and one of a kind entries in the series.
Please inquire with Marta for availabilty and for made to order works inspired by this ongoing body of work.