Chicago-based artist Sighn has something a-okay up his sleeve. For the last couple of years he’s been on a mission to transform scrap material around his studio into 1 million “limited” edition hand-cut solid wood sculptures that spell out “Its OK” (I’ll forgive the grammatical error). Each piece is hand numbered and sign by the artist and come in various wood types and thicknesses. Sighn anticipates that the project will take as long as 60 years to complete.

So why “Its OK?” Sighn explains in this video:
“I was careful in what phrase I picked out and really felt that ‘its OK’ was the perfect mantra to repeat over and over and over again.”
The “Its OK” pieces are sold through Multi Polar Projects for $20.00 each. This month, two new types of wood are up for grabs: Cherry and canarywood (bamboo and basswood are also available). You can also find 'em at several brick and mortar stores and over at The Curiosity Shoppe in walnut, bamboo, and mahogany.

With each sale, Sighn will plant a tree via the Arbor Day Foundation. That’s right, a possible 1 million trees planted. Sounds okay by me.

Who knows where Sighn will be 10 or 20 years from now (hopefully still hand-cutting away). Luckily, we can track his progress via his blog. Pick up a few "Its Okay" sculptures as gifts and a maybe a few more as decorations around the home so Sighn can enjoy an early retirement. Okay?

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

I'm OK, you're OK, it's OK
OK-happy artist Sighn makes "limited" edition (of 1 million) wood sculptures that benefit the Arbor Day Foundation.