PERSONAL WORK

My personal work is inspired by consumerism and the objects we share our lives with.  Most of the following work is a handful of years old; my more recent work has been to actualize products and experiences for lifestyle and fashion brands.

 
    SLIPCOVER CHAIR 2004. plywood, hand-painted textile, 19” L x 16” W x 36" H There is a social weight to the commodities which we dress belongings and ourselves. Through what we acquire, we are able to manipulate what we project to others. An archetypal chair, constructed from plywood, is provided with four iconic chair slipcovers. These covers, a Chippendale, and Eames, a Shaker, and the ubiquitous metal folding chair, act as cultural identifiers.

 

 

SLIPCOVER CHAIR
2004. plywood, hand-painted textile, 19” L x 16” W x 36" H
There is a social weight to the commodities which we dress belongings and ourselves. Through what we acquire, we are able to manipulate what we project to others. An archetypal chair, constructed from plywood, is provided with four iconic chair slipcovers. These covers, a Chippendale, and Eames, a Shaker, and the ubiquitous metal folding chair, act as cultural identifiers.

  PENCIL 2005. “Pencil” will serve you in its own right — yet if there be any doubt about the owner’s pedigree one need only to refer the instrument’s bold proclamation.

 

PENCIL
2005. “Pencil” will serve you in its own right — yet if there be any doubt about the owner’s pedigree one need only to refer the instrument’s bold proclamation.

 
PEN AND PENCIL HOLDER 2004. found ceramic vessels, gold decals, cardboard, paper, newsprint As one home store owner picked up a small vase, “This is what I use,” Another shrugged, “You could probably use just about anything for a pen and pencil holder.” My mother liked to use an old mug, the handle being convenient for mobility. My friends used whatever old jug or can was around the house.Many existing vessels work perfectly well for this purpose. The need was for a method to differentiate which object was actually a pen and pencil holder. As we have become socialized to trust in signals and signs to dictate purpose, the label of an object that has come to define its usage. It is obsolete for the form of an object to resemble “pen and pencil holder”–The presence of labeling becomes its very embodiment of purpose. The holder is secured in newsprint and is packaged in recycled corrugated cardboard. Each piece is editioned and comes with a small note of authenticity. Edition of 100.

PEN AND PENCIL HOLDER
2004. found ceramic vessels, gold decals, cardboard, paper, newsprint
As one home store owner picked up a small vase, “This is what I use,” Another shrugged, “You could probably use just about anything for a pen and pencil holder.” My mother liked to use an old mug, the handle being convenient for mobility. My friends used whatever old jug or can was around the house.Many existing vessels work perfectly well for this purpose. The need was for a method to differentiate which object was actually a pen and pencil holder. As we have become socialized to trust in signals and signs to dictate purpose, the label of an object that has come to define its usage. It is obsolete for the form of an object to resemble “pen and pencil holder”–The presence of labeling becomes its very embodiment of purpose. The holder is secured in newsprint and is packaged in recycled corrugated cardboard. Each piece is editioned and comes with a small note of authenticity. Edition of 100.

  WALL LAMP 2004. Wallpaper and acrylic.

 

WALL LAMP

2004. Wallpaper and acrylic.

  SPHERE IN GRID SCULPTURE 2003.  1/4” plywood, 29”l x 29”h x 14”d

 

SPHERE IN GRID SCULPTURE
2003.  1/4” plywood, 29”l x 29”h x 14”d