Aaron Moran is from BC’s lower mainland. Recently I fell in love with his geometric sculptures made of reclaimed wood. It was a pleasure to see them so predominately featured in the art world. They are magnificent. His most recent series, New Zone Structures is a study in pattern, structure and reclaiming what has been left behind. In a recent interview with Hunted he said of his work -
“At present, the Fraser Valley is growing at a very rapid rate, meaning that housing and development is on the rise. My work literally grows out of this development as I use predominantly found materials from housing / demolition sites around my neighborhood and surrounding areas. There are entire blocks of forests and single dwelling homes getting toppled to make way for town-homes and high occupancy / close proximity condominiums. I could not help but be drawn to these lots to further investigate and what I consistently ended up finding were large stock piles of building materials (from old homes and new) left for waste. I was drawn to the beauty, history, and story of these materials and naturally began using them.”
The beautiful story of his process, and his passion for reclaiming that in which has been left behind makes me grateful to once again say —Everything that is old is new again. Thank you Aaron for shakin it.