Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Sculptor, sometime teacher, full-time Taurus, aspiring jewelry designer.
Hometown: Graham, TX.
Studio location: Fayetteville, AK.
Describe what you make: Sculptures that are romantic in a 19th-century sense of the word.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: A beloved collector recently lost both of his parents and commissioned me to make a housing for their ashes. A rare true honor and privilege of a commission.
Describe the problem your work solves: What I see as a deficit of sentimentality and generosity in the current cultural climate.
Describe the project you are working on now: I just opened my first solo show with GAVLAK Palm Beach (June 9–July 25) called “I’m not here. This isn’t happening.”
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: My first solo show with Mindy Solomon Gallery opens in October and will be called “I’m Gonna Dance the Way I Feel.” And my solo institutional exhibition at the Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, called “Cannons Hidden in Flowers” opens late January 2022.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: My studio will always have a podcast playing and an orchid in the window.
What you do when you’re not working: Watch Antiques Roadshow (yes, both American and British versions).
Sources of creative envy: The queer folk artist Jeffrey Mitchell and designer Tony Duquette.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Social media.
Concrete or marble? Marble veneer over concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Forget my own history, remember everyone else’s.
Aliens or ghosts? I’m starting to believe they’re the same thing.
Dark or light? Chiaroscuro.