Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina.
Studio location: Raleigh, North Carolina.
Describe what you make: I make stone carvings comprised of multiple pieces that interlock with one another, representing my obsession with stonemasonry.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Honestly, not one thing in specific. I think it must be the method I’ve developed to keep myself excited to make work.
Describe the problem your work solves: My anxiety.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m trying to develop a small run of lamps/lighting.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I’m about to start on a show with Lovehouse in New York for summer 2022.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: I work outside 99 percent of the time, so a nice warm sun, and good broom, and some podcasts. If it’s cold, I like to have a fire going.
What you do when you’re not working: I’m usually eating, biking, having some beers, or looking for stone.
Sources of creative envy: Goldsworthy, Noguchi, Fonseca, Moore, and a lot of North Carolina artists.
The distraction you want to eliminate: I spend a lot of time on YouTube rotting my brain.
Concrete or marble? Granite over everything.
High-rise or townhouse? I love a good shed.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Neither.
Dark or light? Light.