In the world of salvaged wood artist Brian Phillips, dumpsters contain treasure, and gold can be struck in a scrap pile by the side of the road. The reclaimed wood that forms the foundation of his work is often rife with blemishes, knots, and nail holes. Working in a shed (originally built 40 years ago from salvaged materials) that Brian then converted into a studio/workshop, Brian cuts, planes, paints, and reassembles these rejected pieces into something wholly new. A resident of Austin, Texas, Brian's work embraces the beauty and resilience of his home state. His work is ultimately a celebration of life and everything that makes it worth living.
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