about me and The Lab
hello! thank you for touring my website.
Nasta Wood Lab is a small startup founded by myself, Adeeb Nasta, currently based in beautiful Banff, Alberta after moving from Ottawa, Ontario. I started teaching myself wood carving in the spring of 2020 and ever since, I have been practicing and slowly learning more and more about carving and wood.
Besides the Wood Lab, I'm a recent biology graduate, so I got to spend some time in other labs too.
Everything slows down when I hold my carving knives. Having something that always makes one feel present in the moment, in the place is very special.
For my work, I adopted a minimalistic approach by only using non-powered hand tools and salvaged, foraged for, or reclaimed soft and hard woods.
Nature and the outdoors play a major role in inspiring my carvings, since this is where I feel free and in the world.
Photo credits: Nata Culhane