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Ted OOSTERLAKEN - Concrete Art

Imagine walking on a path through the forest in the fall, the leaves crunching beneath your feet, the earthy smell rising to your nose. This is how my journey began and how it became the inspiration for one of my pieces, titled THE FOREST FLOOR. After raising four daughters and with retirement quickly approaching, my wife and I sought the tranquility of a lake front property and together we built our home on Little Mink Lake in Fernleigh, Ontario. I had worked in concrete for 30 years and discovered concrete did not have to be had and cold, it had a much softer side, a medium that could be shaped and moulded to create useful but unique items for the home. My first design, an over-sized coffee table, depicting 2 loons at the water's edge created quite a stir amongst our friends and family. With their encouragement, I opened my studio.
Using what nature provides, combined with images of wildlife, birds and landscapes, my designs capture nature in concrete. All of my table bases are made from live edge cedar adding to the natural look of each piece. By putting concrete on the pedestal, you can add art to your home or cottage in truly functional manner.

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TO003 - Bench - SOLD Similar Works May be Available

TO016 - Coffee Table - SOLD

TO025 - Grey Fern Coffee Table -SOLD-

TO030 - Fossil Floor Side Table

TO031 - Heron Side Table - SOLD - Similar Works May Be Available

TO033 - Bench - $495.-SOLD-

TO034 - Side Table - $295.

TO034 - Side Table - $295.

TO035 - Concrete Bowls - $40.

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