I showed drawings, a painting and the Tripod Stool at the RAW Artists Event here in Tucson last week. I don’t have nearly enough free time to do many events so I took this opportunity to show a variety of pieces. These are some of the small projects I have been up to in last 6 months. The painting is a slightly abstracted depiction of a shoe lace. It is painted in acrylic on a wooden panel. I designed the panel itself to slide open to be used as storage space or as a secret compartment.
The human invention of tools is a pivotal moment in the history of man. It separated us from animals. It carried us to a new level of existence and elevated us to the top of the food chain. When man used his hands to master tooling and crafting he became a whole new being. Ever since, people have handed down ideas and methods of creation along to the following generations. I love to see skilled, hand-crafted work. I have a lot of respect for people who learn to master techniques in various trades and artforms. As I grow as an artist, I keep my eyes focused on mastering my execution of ideas; balancing the big picture and the small details.
Ive been working on improving my workspace at home. I’m always shuffling between sketching, painting, computer work, and back to sketching. I’m putting together a desk to work on large drawings and to provide an efficient layout for my laptop and stacks of projects. With these things in mind, I began to expand on the idea of the chair above. The seat is mainly inspired by the old desk chairs from school and the over-sized masonite clipboards for large drawings. I think the bright white really brings the simple design up to date.