Art For Living

Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful
-- Oscar Wilde

I have been called lots of names: Artist, Designer, Sculptor, Craftsman. I see my work lying at an intersection between Art and Design, Form and Function. The result of this intersection is interactive sculpture - a functional object that is meant for regular use, yet also carries the added meaning and intent of a sculptural object.

Metals are my main focus, though I have always been a sucker for the found object. My volumetric chairs, tables and clocks, whether steel, aluminum, or stainless, are made from cut sheet with running seam welds. This gives me the ability to create the shapes and forms that I conceive after distilling the historic basefrom which I start. This use of historicism can give my work a slightly cartooned and familiar look while allowing me the visual freedom to explore basic form. It is also my belief that furniture (regardless of its sculptural intent) is to be used, therefore ergonomics play an important part in my design process.

Since 1987, I have been exhibiting my furniture and furnishingsin galleries and museums throughout the country. To date, I have staged 15 solo exhibitions and been involved with approximately 60 group shows- as well as exhibiting my work at numerous trade shows and fairs. I have also been lucky enough to have my work published throughout the world in various books, magazines, newspapers and television.

 

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