I’m Marko Barakoski—a Guelph, Ontario-based artist and woodworker who specializes in functional, yet artful furniture and design.
I love exhibiting new and creative ways to facilitate the transition to a sustainable society through the re-use and application of high quality, storied materials. After years working on various construction and building projects, I was confounded by the amount of waste that was being produced. This inspired me to start using this waste to create something meaningful. I began crafting sculptures and furniture as a means of redirecting the waste flows towards a better function.
People have a special connection with trees and forests (especially in Canada), something which is encapsulated in the process of putting paper to stump, revealing a unique story from each tree.
Celebrating and encapsulating
the story of a tree
If you have a tree that’s fallen down, or on its way, and want to celebrate its life—why not make a custom print?
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I look at what's available and create accordingly. I try to recognize the beauty and strength of these materials as something to play with and use again. Read about my process
Each dark ring on a tree represents one year of growth; however, if you examine the shapes and patterns of the rings, you will discover its history. Learn more