Monday, October 22, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour

Light the first light of evening, as in a room
In which we rest and, for small reason, think
The world imagined is the ultimate good.

This is, therefore, the intensest rendezvous.
It is in that thought that we collect ourselves,
Out of all the indifferences, into one thing:

Within a single thing, a single shawl
Wrapped tightly round us, since we are poor, a warmth,
A light, a power, the miraculous influence.

Here, now, we forget each other and ourselves.
We feel the obscurity of an order, a whole,
A knowledge, that which arranged the rendezvous.

Within its vital boundary, in the mind.
We say God and the imagination are one...
How high that highest candle lights the dark.

Out of this same light, out of the central mind,
We make a dwelling in the evening air,
In which being there together is enough.

Wallace Stevens

Jimmy Diresta Plasma Cutter

My Buddy Jimmy is at it again, this time with a Plasma Cutter....Thanks man.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Walking Wounded: Neutral Colors

I'm getting interested in strong, basic pieces that have modular components to them. The dresser came about from an idea to make ribs show through the side- super basic and clean. I then made a removable top out of wood and metal and painted a "racing stripe" down the sides and also on the drawer. I called it the neutral colors dresser after people's wardrobes and the colors of Switzerland. For some reason I think about St. Bernards and the little casks they have under their necks in cartoons.

Photography by Parker Argote

Walking Wounded: Praire Wiffle Bench

I'd been thinking alot about women's dresses from the 1880s and also about kids playing baseball in wheat fields. I wanted to make something that would capture the woman's dress and the feeling that kids get when they hid under the mom's legs while also putting childhood in a box to be looked at like in a museum- so I made a bench. The bench is made from furniture grade ply wood, I then put the back into the seat with mortise and tenon joints (you can remove the back if you want) and then put steel rods through the legs and metal "shoes" on the bottom. I then wallpapered the bench in a flowered wallpaper that reminded me of little house on the praire and running under my mom's legs. Then, I made an arm rest out of plexiglass and filled it with wiffle balls. I hope you like it.

Photography by Parker Argote