Garland is a furniture designer, craftsman, and photographer based out of Pickering, Ontario. His furniture is inspired by animalistic forms as well as mid century American and Scandinavian makers such as Sam Maloof and Finn Juhl. Primarily driven by function and craftsmanship Garland’s work is built to last and please the user for years to come.
Garland's photography documents adventures and natures great wonders through imagery. With inspiration from Ansel Adams and Chris Burkard.
Garland is a graduate of the Sheridan College furniture craft and design program and participates in numerous exhibitions and shows in Ontario each year. His work has been exhibited in multiple galleries in Toronto and the GTA.
Most of the inspiration for my work originates from my surrounding and experiences. I like my work to have a narrative, something that the user can relate to or even create their own narrative. Some of my work draws inspiration from animal forms, to create organic and original elements into known furniture forms. I would classify my furniture as being Scandinavian, mid century American or even rustic at times.
I use steel and aluminum in conjunction with domestic hardwoods such as walnut and maple, using hand shaping, and pyrography techniques to execute a narrative. The pyrography art work is my way of truly combining art and craft into one form, by drawing inspiration from the wood burning and transferring that into the form of the piece.