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.