I will soon be deleting this website, as I have designed my new and improved one and launched it, please navigate to this post on my new site here
View all photos here
As my first ‘real’ installation comes to a steady finish, I have experienced many firsts as a creator. Throughout this process I have pondered which title I fall under, a designer or an artist? I concluded that I, am in fact, both. I have come to realize that conceptual design is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating aspects in the entire process of creating - from it’s initial start to the day in which the piece is presented -
This particular piece has made me obsessively aware of my surroundings, not just when I am creating, but when I am rummaging through my daily life. I have become oddly calm, a bit more patient & extremely aware of where I am relative to what is in my immediate environment. My thoughts are constantly recycling with, why am I here, what is my relationship with these objects that are presented around me - which usually drifts my thoughts into a deeper ponder of the things, people, sounds, plants, and smells that my life was meant to experience.
This project that I am closing a chapter on, was meant to reflect the environment that the benches are going to be installed in. I conceptualized them to be complimenting the immediate environment while not forgetting about everything that is bigger than the relatively microscopic life in the macroscopic view of the world. Everything around us was created for a reason, placed in their environment and are expected to join together to function as a unified humanity. The scope of my thoughts are much larger than these tables, but in the process of attempting to understand and conceptualize the “bigger” picture, my thoughts always revert back to the simplicity of it all: there is the micro and there is the macro. Everything stems from those two basic concepts. This all being the inspiration and motivation for these tables and the designs that are delicately touching the wood surface.
The combanation of design and installation for these tables have taken over 3 months to complete.