Sculpture & Furniture / Then & Now
I have been producing furniture and sculpture many years. For much of that time I have incorporated found objects and salvaged materials in my work. I find well-used implements, tools and machine parts to be especially interesting. These artifacts are grounded in utility and have a functional honesty that gives them considerable aesthetic heft. I think of these objects as “found shapes” because, in my sculpture, they seldom survive whole or in their original form.
These found fragments, together with other materials such as wood, copper and steel, often provide the first inspiration for the work that follows. Selection of materials and evolution of concept revolve around, and at times compete with, each other throughout the process of the work. Formal design considerations (composition, color, texture etc.) are generally worked out intuitively as the piece proceeds.