David Cousley is an artist and woodworker based in Co. Monaghan. He makes furniture and sculptural wooden objects which explore a simplicity of line and form. Folk art and vernacular wood craft are an inspiration, and have a direct relationship to his work as a contemporary maker.
Each piece is directly turned or carved from a block of unseasoned wood which is sourced locally from storm damaged or windfallen trees. While wet, the work is shaped with hand tools, care being taken to try and control the drying process. References in his work include product and automotive design, organic and futuristic elements. More primitive references, including neolithic tool shapes and the landscape of small drumlins and contoured slopes where he lives and works can also be seen.