Wood Works

  • Drawer
    16'' x 20'' x 5''

  • Drawer (back view)
    16'' x 20'' x 5''

    Spanish cedar, walnut, and poplar woods were used to make a drawer that functions independent from a larger piece of furniture.

    June 2012
  • Stool
    25.5'' x 16'' x 8.5''

    Green woodworking processes were used to shape and assemble the pieces of this stool. It was made from red oak.

    November 2011
  • Tombstones
    27'' x 43'' x 18.5'' each
  • Tombstone (detail)
    27'' x 43'' x 18.5''

    These pieces, made from pine and oak woods, are designed to mimic a common shape of a tombstone. The tombstone shape is installed on collapsable legs in the style of folding furniture or pop-up structures.  The design is paradoxical, making the heavy and permanent feel delicate and temporary.

    March 2012
  • Wonderhorse
    45'' x 23'' x 23''

    This piece was made by dismounting a plastic toy horse from its metal frame and replacing it with a structural wooden beam made from oak. The beam floats within the frame and bounces upon the toy's springs.

    December 2010
  • Rocking Horse
    30'' x 23'' x 10''

    Planks of ash were steam-bent to create a spine and legs/rockers for this work.  Cherry braces fit into dados to create a hollow structure emblematic of furniture, a toy, or a skeleton in its language of form and movement.  

    April 2011
  • Triple
    34'' x 34'' x 18''

    Construction-grade cedar four-by-fours are joined with lap joints at a corner.  The material and shape of the object implies structure and building on a grander scale.

    May 2012
  • Strongman
    10.5' x 4.5' x 2.5'

    This piece, made with cherry wood, steel, cast aluminum, vinyl, and hardware, explores craft and material in the context of a pop-up carnival game.  The iconography within the work as well as the processes of making it speak about strength, masculinity, and power.

    December 2011
  • Slammer (Strongman detail)
    27'' x 10'' x 8''

    A part of the larger work, "Strongman," this piece stands alone as a fine-crafted lever contraption.  Removed from its context, its function becomes ambiguous or even erased, yet it still possesses qualities of resistance, power, and energy.

    December 2011
  • Custom Ribbon Rack built for Charm City Cakes of Baltimore, MD.