Beetle kill pine, baltic birch • 2×2½×2½ ft
The Bug No.5 Chair is inspired by the physical appearance of the mountain pine beetles that have become known to infest various forests of western North America. The No.5, which is visually shown through the five identical arching pieces that make up the chair, intends to reference the 50% total volume of commercial lodgepole pine in the province of British Columbia that has been killed by these beetles. The design of this chair emphasizes the blue coloration that is apparent within the grain of the wood.
Collaborative project with Stephanie Hsu & Anne Brown