Meet Garth Borovicka. Turning raw materials into heirlooms in Chicago.
What’s the appeal of found objects?
“I use a lot of found wood as a raw material — and rather than hide the life it had, I treat the history of the wood like a design element or an artistic element. If it has nail holes or went through some process, I look at those nail holes or marks as a feature to highlight.”
“I want to make treasured objects that will live for years. The act of creating makes me feel connected to my past. Knowing that the materials had a history, and will continue to have a history, is important.”