Sense of Silence


Lee Roberts
34” x 72”
Reclaimed Oak Flooring, petrified by burning, wire brushed and finished with oil

A collaborative sculpture with Nicolas Meyer of a Covus Corax (Raven) looking down into a hole from which light emanates. It is made of reclaimed red oak flooring. The sculpture was made in wood, and systematically set on fire and then steel brushed to create the black surface. This ancient technique is used as a treatment to seal and protect wood finish rather than using stain. Lee Roberts was introduced to the method by Nicolas Meyer who used this method on a table he designed, which in turn sparked the collaboration. This has been exhibited in Vancouver and Vegas, with requests for unsuitable outdoor installation, and so is still seeking an indoor home.