Hand carving tools, which are often used to shape the convex and concave forms of wooden bowls and spoons, were sculpted to rest gently in the hand of the individual. The tuber ends allow for an aggressive grip when needed and eases the relationship between the shifting materials, creating a unified form.
Coupling: Rings (often wedding bands)
Using repetition to find form, circles were drawn for forty days, three times a day. This process led to the extraction of concept by way of discovery. Finding beauty within the imperfect circle. The design became an opportunity for two individuals who wished to exchange rings, to use this act of drawing to represent the accepting of each persons uniqueness and imperfections and something beautiful; each person draws a circle and exchanges it with the other. The rings are then scanned, laser cut in acrylic, mould cast in wax, and cast in a metal of their choosing.
The pen is hand turned on the lathe, and the box, while serving as a place holder for both the pen and paper is modeled using parametric modeling.
Kydill [Keen-d-ett]: Light shade submission for Make Coffee + Stuff
With the direct intent of accepting form through crafting primal elements such as wind and fire, interior space has been given birth through the self-constitution of the material. A language begins to emerge between the determinate hand and the forces that allow for determination to exist. The flame wicks away moisture from the green ash in a constant dance between forms, eventually distorting and ripping at the walls. Sculpting deeper and wider, the flame uses the pull of the air through checks, cracks and knots to reach beyond the form revealing the fires will. These are the areas in which light will reside and escape. In each position the light extends, extrudes, and immerses itself.
Still in process; this series of spatualas are made from reclaimed violin necks.