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Danielle Quigley
Tinderlight Collection


Inspired by the radiance of a forest in soft morning light, each piece is illuminated to enhance their beauty and bring a warm glow from the outside in.

Each piece of bark has been detached (from a fallen tree), carried (down mountain), washed, flattened, coaxed, and sewn together (all by hand) to nurture the feeling of calm and splendor that a walk in the woods provides.


While taking long, meandering walks through the Catskill Mountains of New York, I’m scavenging the forests in search of the remnants of birch trees. I am looking for a fallen tree from which I can gently release the strips of bark from the…

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About

This shop has moved to www.etsy.com/shop/wildhabit WildHabit

Danielle Quigley
Tinderlight Collection


Inspired by the radiance of a forest in soft morning light, each piece is illuminated to enhance their beauty and bring a warm glow from the outside in.

Each piece of bark has been detached (from a fallen tree), carried (down mountain), washed, flattened, coaxed, and sewn together (all by hand) to nurture the feeling of calm and splendor that a walk in the woods provides.


While taking long, meandering walks through the Catskill Mountains of New York, I’m scavenging the forests in search of the remnants of birch trees. I am looking for a fallen tree from which I can gently release the strips of bark from the inner, decomposing part of the log. After I’ve collected all the bark that I can carry, I bring it home to sort through and choose pieces that are extraordinarily illustrious & interesting to begin constructing a fixture. I wash and flatten each piece and build a frame that is best suited to the specific shape and texture of those pieces. Then layer-by-layer, I begin to stich together the bark onto a custom built, aluminum frame. As the frame becomes fully covered I begin to see my vision come alive. The lining is then installed, the string woven, bulb installed, I turn it on and from ground to glow, the old has become new and shining again.

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