first finished line of work for the Open Parenthesis label I’ve completed since my spring graduation. Here for your viewing pleasure, the ‘Corset light’
Made from Corrugated plastic and zip ties on a wooden base, an idea I first started toying with during a group humanitarian project making lightweight flat pack shelving for under equipped libraries in gambia. I liked my idea of using the zip ties so much I couldn’t let it sit with that project, so now after some time kicking the idea around I’ve brought it back with these table lamps. typically regarded as a solely utilitarian product, the zip ties here are not only fasteners but a key design element.
the light diffused through the semi-opaque plastic creates a subtle atmospheric light while highlighting the linear patterns of the plastic’s corrugation.
made in multiple sizes, both with 10in. bases, large comes to about 27in. and the medium about 24in.
Soon to come out with a pendent light version as well, so look forward to that too!
Since their trial run at the 2012 MCAD art sale went well the next step is to find a gallery to sell them in, or if that fails, onward to Etsy or other online sales. Although first I might need to reshoot the photos, since they look ever so slightly out of focus. They could probably benefit from some color correction too, but I don’t have access to good photo editing software now that I’m out of college. Ah well, I think these photos are alright for the time being.
Hope you like the pieces. until next time take care,
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Hello all, just thought I’d make a very quick post on new work coming soon.
Work created for the 2012 MCAD art sale, the Corset Lamp, will be posted soon, along with updates to my resume.
Still doing independent contracting, looking for full time employment. Anyone visiting this site happen to be interesting in hiring? please contact me.
Completed my first private commission work, this rolling Oz prop house.
Commission- rolling Oz house set
Made of pink insulation foam the house stands 4ft high by 4ft wide, self-standing on caster wheels for mobility.
Commission- rolling Oz house set profile
Sorry the pictures are lousy, now that I’m out of school I don’t have the easy access to studio documentation sweeps and equipment. Plus I was was on a schedule so I didn’t have time for proper documentation.
This project will live on my ‘Sculpture’ page until I do enough commissions to create a separate ‘commissions’ page.
After a year away my table and plant stand, 2nd place winner of the MCAD/Shetka Stone competition, was finally returned home.
Meteorite Table & Comet Stand
The table tops of these two pieces are made from Shetka Stone, which is a product made from recycled paper. They were kind enough to donate a ton of this material to our school and sponsor a little design competition, in which I placed second. It is pretty cool stuff, you can learn more about it on their webpage, here: http://shetkastone.com/
Almost immediately I realized the thing I liked most about this product was the way the texture changes as you cut into it. To highlight this I used the CNC router to mill a circular depression into the center of the pieces.
This crater-like centerpiece is where the name for the Meteorite table is derived. Its companion piece, the Comet stand, which also has a milled depression, gets its name from the long tail that makes the base.
With these two pieces back in my hands, all of my prodigal sons have returned home!
I’m so glad to have these up on the site now as they represent the start of this exploration into stratified materials and astronomical themes.
The Apollo Table is the centerpiece for my senior exhibition at MCAD-
made from ebonized ash wood, with a laminated plywood top.
looking at the underside of the table you can see that the legs do not touch in the center, creating the X shaped opening in the top.
the four top panels are laminated in a Nevamar “White Essence” laminate- a nice cool white with flecks of grey. This contrasts the rich black of the ebonized ash wood quite nicely.
The name of the “Apollo table” is derived from the Apollo space program. I chose a name as a continuation of the space-theme I’ve been using for much of my connected recent work (including the Orbit shelves and Meteorite table). The name is a reflection on the landing-craft look of the flaring tapered legs and the white top reminicent to me of the lunar surface.
It’s been a hectic end-of-the-semester as I’ve been preparing my senior show.
I can hardly believe I’ll be graduating from MCAD already.
And as the semester ends that means new work is going to be documented and uploaded to the site. Exciting huh?
In addition to new work, two pieces I completed in 2011 but never had a chance to be documented will be returning home after there extended vaction with the Shetka Stone company.
Meteorite Table & Comet Stand
The Meteorite Table & Comet Stand were pivitol pieces in my furniture career, and they won me second place in the Shetka Stone competition here at MCAD. Before they were documented they went to the ICFF in chicago with the other student work from the competition and until just recently I had no good pictures at all of the work.
Soon though they will be home- just in time for documentation along with the other work I’ve made for my senior show.
So look forward to those updates coming soon!
After its long delayed trip home my little Loom Chair is recieving some small acclaim-
It was selected by Juror Clara Kim, the senior curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center, as one of five pieces out of the total 75 in the show to receive juror honors, and here I was just excited to be picked out out the 350+ entries to be in the show at all.
Here’s a photo of it looking spiffy in the MCAD Gallery-
You can see more photos of the exhibition on the MCAD Gallery facebook page