- A passion
for wood and closeness to nature gives Aivars the unique ability
to see beyond the surface and find the inner beauty locked within
the grain, textures and irregularities of the wood. Because of
this, each piece is a work of art and no two pieces are alike.
His work is known and collected around the world.
of the wood Aivars works with is native to the Sooke area and
part of the local history.
of this wood is considered logging waste and is destined to be
burned. In his ocean side studio, he creates beautiful bowls,
boxes, planters, mirrors, kitchen ware, burled furniture and
carvings of the highest quality that compliment any interior
pieces are finished with non-toxic bees wax or 100% pure unrefined
tung oil, to retain the natural patina and beauty of the wood.
in and visit the studio located on the rugged west coast of Vancouver
Island. Browse the many finished pieces on display or watch the
artist himself at work.(keep an eye open for the sign)
"Each piece of wood
originally began with life. To salvage a piece of wood and make
something beautiful out of it...is to bring it back to life".