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Paul Roguszka

"I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t putting things together, or taking them apart: I have this inner conviction that I know how stuff is built and how it works. Of course the reality is nowhere near this and my conviction has frequently got me into trouble. But it is still there.

I have always had a leaning toward the visual arts: a desire to interpret my environment ... to unlock the stories. This is what I do with wood; endeavour to unlock the stories hidden therein.

I started working with wood in the late 1970s, doing carpentry on mud brick buildings in Victoria.

In 1997 I completed a graduate diploma in fine art (painting) at the Northern Territory University, and in 2000 started working again as a woodworker.

It was not long before I was looking at cabinets to express some of my painting ideas; treating the cabinet as a 2D canvas, the carcass stand etc. being a form of frame.

Today I see my work as sculptural as much as painterly. I have reached that lucky position where my skills now allow me to work without plans, sketches and devices to see what a piece may look like, or to work out potential technical problems. Essentially I work from my head and in the moment, each piece is an improvisation: Jazz pieces.

Most of the timber I use is from the local rain forests. These forests have been locked up for many years and there has been no timber harvesting for a generation. The rain forest is deservedly protected and much has been declared World Heritage.

Finding good quality stock has always been a challenge. Much of what I use is what I term 'rescued timber', timber that has been lying forgotten in old sheds or under houses. This scarcity forces me to use stuff that in the olden days would have been rejected: in the twenty first century we can no longer be so choosy. I have found this to be both a challenge and liberation.

Occasionally people give me pieces of timber from other parts of Australia and the world, only then will I use these exotic species."
Paul Roguszka, 2014

There are more items, photographs and information to come on Paul's collection of beautiful works. There are at least a few to get an idea below.
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The Mirror Cabinets (pair)

169 (H) x 45 (W) x 37 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-101
$ 4,990 for pair

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The Magpie Box

Rose Mahogany & White Tulipwood
22 (H) x 29 (W) x 25 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-102
$ 2,590

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New World

Exotic timbers (more info to follow)
36.5 (H) x 34 (W) x 17.5 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-103
$ 2,990

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New World

Exotic timbers - 8 drawer cabinet.
36.5 (H) x 34 (W) x 17.5 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-103
$ 2,990

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Temple

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46 (H) x 41 (W) x 34 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-104
$ 2,290

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Caldera Screen
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

3 Panel screen with carved relief and oil paint.
176 (H) x 65 (W) x 17 (D) cm per panel

Cat. No. PRA-105
$ 9,900

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The Sideboard - detail
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

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89 (H) x 201 (W) x 58 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-106
$ 13,900

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The Tardis
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

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86 (H) x 36 (W) x 36 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-107
$ 8,700

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Fionn mac Cumhaill's Tower
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

8 Drawer cabinet.
102 (H) x 35 (W) x 35 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-109
$ 9,900

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Rapunzel
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

8 Drawer carved cabinet.
99.5 (H) x 35 (W) x 23.5 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-110
$ 7,900

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Caldera Buffet

2 Drawer buffet with relief panels.
75.5 (H) x 115 (W) x 56.5 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-111
$ 10,900

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Piet Mondrian

18 Drawer cabinet on stand.
137.5 (H) x 58.5 (W) x 21.5 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-112
$ 4,900

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The Dancer
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

5 Drawer cabinet.
86 (H) x 20.5 (W) x 16 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-113
$ 4,300

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Ancient Memories (Caldera Series)
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

5 Drawer cabinet on carved stand.
129 (H) x 59 (W) x 30 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-114
$ 7,900

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Red Ash
(Photograph: Marie Cameron)

Single drawer cabinet on stand.
130 (H) x 38 (W) x 20.5 (D) cm

Cat. No. PRA-117
$ 3,400

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