Whitman brings together hand picked collections – either by Sawkill or the client – from the broad ranging inventory of reclaimed woods, and an opportunity to discover compelling design juxtapositions. The diverse look can transform a wall into an architectural scrapbook of color, grain, figure and scale. The creation of the product is inevitably a more time consuming, hands-on process, but results in a rewarding wall installation. The first image here for instance, includes a medley of swamp Cypress vinegar tank skins, grey ‘potato plank’ barn siding, and the Coney Island Boardwalk.
“There is no week nor day when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their supreme confidence in themselves, and lose their roughness and spirit of defiance, Tyranny may always enter, there is no charm, no bar against it—the only bar against it is a large resolute breed of men [and women].” – Whitman (The Brooklyn Eagle)