The process I use in my mirrors and tables is a combination of organic and geometic. I spend a lot of time finding the right pieces of wood to use. I look for highly figured slabs with intense grain and figure for the organic element in my work. Additionally I look for straight grained pieces with rich, strong color for the geometric contrasts.
Sometimes a piece of wood sits in my shop for a while before the right project for it comes along. I believe the geometric details frame the burl the way a gem setting frames a stone. Ultimately, this allows the observer to focus on the natural beauty of the burl. This also elevates and refines the innate, organic nature of the wood.
I strive to highlight the character and spirit that makes each piece of wood unique in my designs.