February 13, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Cupid knows I’ve written before about my friend, UK artist Geoff Fisher’s Trooks–hooks he whittles from the wood of fallen trees around his property. For Valentine’s Day, a local restaurant, Artichoke, commissioned Fisher to create pairs of Trooks cut from the same branch. Get it? To be placed on diners’ plates, the Trook pairs are attached by a single tag which describes the origin of the wood and states how each Trook is unique.
The restaurant also commissioned Fisher to create small twig handled wooden trugs containing a linen napkin tied in a knot to resemble a rose. The rose-shaped napkin is used as a brush to sweep up the crumbs from the table.
Fisher creates trugs and other products for the garden and home interior.