Hidden Marriage is an extraordinary piece of furniture housing a marriage of hidden interactions.
Visitors encounter a familiar form, an elegant coffee table, but its surface is bursting with growth. Woodland natives, the spore-producing cryptogams (Greek κρυπτός kryptos, "hidden" + γαμέω, gameein, "to marry") - mosses, lichens, liverworts, selaginellas, ferns - are watered by constant veils of mist. Creeping in from the table's edge to mingle with the mosses are lichen-like forms dressed in the livery of the table, black and gold. Small, gold figures walk in the miniature landscape.
Visitors are encouraged to sit or kneel at the table, either in contemplation or conversation.
The piece is a reminder of our inner primordial forests where the rational and the irrational mix to make something new, perhaps over a cup of coffee.
This piece is part of the Wonderlust series, and its evolution can be found here: http://elaket.org/wonderlust.html