Wood Side Tables 2019 Walnut, Swavorski Crystal, Steel W 24.5 D 16 H 24.5
These stunning tables effuse sensuality and elegance through softly tufted wood, accented with Swarovski Crystals. Made from solid walnut, this set is designed to explore the intersection of contemporary design and traditional woodworking.
Each pillow is individually designed in CAD and then compiled to create a unique texture which mimics tufted fabric. The textures are then prototyped and milled on a CNC machine. The design challenge is creating a clean alignment at the spline miter, while maintaining the organic curve of the sloped landscape. The miters and assembly are done in traditional hand crafted methods to ready the boxes for finish. The tool marks are removed with care by hours of hand sanding. The tables are brought to their final conception with a hand rubbed Waterlox finish that is reminiscent of the feel of worn leather.
Texas Furniture Makers Show 2018 Honorable Mention
Hard Maple or Walnut 2014 W 20.5 D 27 H 34 Seat Height 19
The Flicka Chair is inspired the sensuality of feminine form in the boudoir. The design explores the subtle nuances of form to convey a design that commands attention.
Crafted from solid wood, this This versatile chair can be used as an accent piece or as set in the dining room.
Side Table- White Corian and Maple 2010 W 21 D 14 H 22
Houston Museum of Contemporary Craft Craft Texas 2018 Award of Merit Winner
Inspired by nature, the table was originally design for show in the University of Louisiana’s sustainable home entry, the table was deemed to artistic for the home competition and replaced with a flat version of the table. The table was meant to provide a tactile feast for those dining at it.
The table first debuted at ICFF in 2012 where it was received and publicized internationally. In 2018 the design will show at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. As with other design, I began to explore with size and materials, earning a commission form a patron to create the coffee table.
"The design itself evokes everything from a topographical map to a Georgia O'Keeffe painting, from Lucio Fontana's slit canvases to a fantastical door. " - excerpt from Core77 article
Blue Mahoe Coffee Table – Austin, Tx
This table is made from Mahoe, (Talipariti elatum) which is sustainably grown and harvested in Puerto Rico. Established in 1983, Tropic Ventures Rainforest Enrichment and Sustainable Forestry Project is a demonstration project for those interested in the sustainable management and preservation of tropical rainforest land. The project was purchased and is on display at the Shopbot Tools Headquarters in NC.
The Allura Side Tables
Honduran Mahogany- 2008 H 36 W 70 D 19
Inspired by a play on the conscious and the subconscious, one discovers there is so much more that what floats on the surface. While seemingly dainty, this sideboard is bold in its demand for attention. Each individual crest is hand sanded to perfection and then completed with a hand rubbed finish for the finest quality.
Southern Open 2008- Honorable Mention
The Intertwined Series 2008-2010
Bench- H 16 W 55 D 16- African mahogany 2008 Surfacescape W 72 D16 TH 2 - African mahogany 2008 16 x 16- W 16 D 16 TH 2- African mahogany 2008 Bowl- Approx. 9.5 Dia. D 5 Spectar Plastic 2009 Jewelry- W 2 D .5 TH .25 3D Printed Metal 2010
The intertwined series is a venture into the complex relationship of one's journey to life. The rhythm of life distilled down to a gesture, a simple flowing form that when followed seemingly crests and ends abruptly; however it is here that a second rhythm comes to the forefront to carry into the next crest. This is life's rhythms. The center of the form is an expression of the intertwined complexity of the self that connects to these larger life rhythms. The piece is painstakingly hand sanded for weeks to ensure the softest touch and completed with a hand rubbed finish.
This series was an exploration into size scale and form. It’s an evolution from the allura table in that I began to explore controlling free form organic structures. They juxtaposed the more formal elements that contained them. Some of the form is inspired by car design and how the surfaces transition from soft rolling forms to hard edge breaks. I was also curious with some much time invested in the design, what other iterations could come from playing with scale.
The surfacescape was shortened and given an animalistic base that has two keystones that lock in the frame. The 16 x16 was literally as if someone punched a square out of the middle of the form and enlarged it- there are 8 of these in private collections. Next I tried warping the 16 x 16 over a bowl form and then played with thermoforming plastics to create the unique design. In the last iteration, I scaled the piece down to see if it would work as a necklace pendant. Unfortunately at this scale the middle of the design becomes very thin and brittle.
Ricercar Rocking Chairs
Ricercar Rocking Chair
Baltic Birch Plywood and Bent Plywood 2004 SH 16 SW 20 Seat Back Height 34
Inspired by the mobius strip, I was determined to use curves to bring flat 2D plywood to life in this piece. Th results came back in the form of a beautiful bent plywood rocking chair!
Jewelry Box Series
The Lovely Ladies- (The Lotus Box)
Solid Cherry Wood 2006 H 25 W 7 D 4
The Lotus box is an exploration in feminine form and the secrets we keep inside. The voluptuous curves frame another iteration of the life rhythms from within revealing what we have within us as well as what we are capable of having.
There are four Lovely Ladies in all-2 Natural Finish, 1 Dark Nut Brown Finish , and 1 Orange Finish. Three of the lovely ladies reside in private collections.
Iya Coffee Table
Walnut and Glass 2004 H 16 W 18 D 54
The work is an exploration of the idea of being pulled in two separate directions equally and yet remaining connected.