Modern Fireplace

My first inspiration came from the juxtaposition of reclaimed wood with plaster – an artist had taken these two components and this gave me the idea for the fireplace. The beam started off as a 35’ beam from an old barn in the Midwest and we cut it down to fit the fireplace. The artists, Jon Clarke and Jay Iarussi, worked with us to make these pieces come together. The hand sculpted birds (which were all made different species and to scale) crafted of wire and Manzanita branch, were from the Betty Moody gallery (artist: Helen Altman).