Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio.
Studio location: Los Angeles.
Describe what you make: I make abstract anatomical wooden (mostly) sculptures that have an aspect or suggestion of functionality.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My latest piece, Cabinet Is Me.
Describe the problem your work solves: I like to think my work creates more problems then they solve. My hope is that the work creates a tension in people, which makes them look at the human condition in a new way.
Describe the project you are working on now: Currently putting the finishing touches on pieces for my show, “Cabinet is Me” at Objective Gallery in New York, which has 14 unique pieces. The exhibition is a meditation of the everyday existence of domestic life and what it is to be a human body in a home. Meanwhile, it’s also a continuation of my exploration of wood as a medium, using a mix of digital and traditional techniques to find new forms and feeling from the material itself.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Creating new works for Design Miami/ this year that also explore the same intentions as “Cabinet is Me,” and works to show at Nada.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music, Bluetooth ear protection, books on tape, and water.
What you do when you’re not working: I love to surf, walk in the woods, and have a few drinks with friends.
Sources of creative envy: Envy is an emotion I work on not having. But I have the greatest respect for any artist that’s able to stay true to their craft for a lifetime.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Doubt and social media.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Light.