Carved a straight baby spoon for lovely baby Michel. It's a slightly bigger spoon with a heart shape on the end.
Spoon For Michel
I just oiled the newly carved spoon with olive oil.
It's a nurturing action that will prolong its life and keep it in good health. Natural objects, just as this spoon, welcome and benefit from such actions. Many modern materials and objects do not. Modern materials resist the natrual decay. They are designed to resist it and do not benefit from nor welcome nurturing in the same way that natural objects do.
Most modern objects are carefree and ask little or no nurturing attention. This could be seen as a strength, a benefit, as you do not have to take care of them. But it is this strength that turns into a burden a soon we want to rid ourselves of these modern objects. These objects can not Return naturally. We need to process them, recycle them. If left on their own accord they burden us and our environment. The whole recycling process is long and asks for a lot of human interactions, processes, transportation, energy and it creates even more waste. But to put it short, the act of recycling, which is a need when it comes to modern objects, is a burden for us, it takes huge effort.
Unlike modern objects, there is no effort, no recycling, no human interaction or processes needed, to rid ourselves from natural objects. Those objects decay the moment they are created. You can literally drop them on the ground and Nature will take care of it.
Producing and recycling modern objects, that cannot Return naturally on their own, demand huge amounts of energy. We could use a fraction of that energy to nurture natural objects instead. We could give the things around us some love throughout their life, keeping them healthy and in good shape.
Oil that wooden spoon, wax that cotton jacket. They'll stay with you longer with your loving touch. But when it is time for them to go, they will leave you effortlessly.
The spoon, that I carved a time ago, broke. I start to love more objects, just like this spoon, that decay naturally instead of more modern objects that where meant to avoid the Return. Just like the wooden spoon, once you let such a natural object go, you drop it on the soil, you compost it, it Returns back to Earth without any human interaction, effort or processes. It does not burden us or the environment. It actually enriches the environment as it will consume it. But most of all as soon we let it go we are instantly free of it, without any effort.
Carved feather out of driftwood.
Enhance By Raw Natural Material
I have thinking about this for a while and it would be cool to see a different kind of product design. Products, like a backpack or bike, that are made in a way that they need the addition of Raw Natural Materials. To make an example. You could buy a backpack in the store and it would need you go out and find branches to put into the sloths for the creation of the frame. It would also require you to stuff in padding in several areas. One could use dried grasses or mosses.
There are a few characteristics that would go hand in with this.
These products could require some degree of skill, knife handling so one can trim the branches for the frame etc. Knowledge of the Natural world.
These products are not to be made in a way they last forever. They are made in a way they last a very long time if taken care of. If you nurture those products you will have a very different relationship. Many products, if not all, use materials, like plastic, that are meant to last. But when they are unwanted they are a burden to Nature. Once they are not used anymore, the very effort to make those materials last forever becomes a burden.
return with no burden
The product returns back to the Earth without any need of human interaction. No need for recycling, the energy used for the whole recycling process can be used to nurture your personal products into health instead. They are products that are unable to pollute the Earth as they would simply return back to the earth.
Products that do return to Earth could be actually be beneficial. In corporate seeds, minerals,… in the design for example.
independance & DIY
These products can be fixed and altered by yourself.
Because I find the idea of warranty is nonsensical. I can explain why another time.
This spoon is sanded to bring out the smoothness of the curves. The emblem on the end of the spoon is burned.
Carved and burn decorated spoon.