The wall plaques which are produced by Selwyn are
called 'Spirit Plaques' and 'Spirit Sticks'. The idea was initially inspired by North American Native Art, in particular work by Bill Reid and the Haida Tribe of British Columbia and Alaska.
It is a contemporary perspective of their native art. The
panels are made of laminated solid timbers, birch plywood
and coloured veneers which are glued together and shaped exposing the grain using oblique scoops and grooves. He
enjoys experimenting with these laminations, which often develop into designs with unexpected patterns of colour.
The same construction is used in a variety of practical items, such as containers, pots and knife handles. His work is sold
in the Dansel Gallery in Abbotsbury, and in exhibitions.
Selwyn will also make special pieces of work to commission.