This sculpture lives in a steep and narrow stairwell that has enormous white walls on both sides. Because the assent (or descent) of the stairs was the prominent characteristic of the space, I designed for the sculpture to echo, through abstraction, the step pattern moving up and down. Due to the narrowness of the stairwell, the piece is intended to be viewed from both ends, which offer distinctly different perspectives and effects. Also, because of the nature of the stairwell as a passageway for human movement, the viewer can experience the shifting dynamic of the piece as they move upwards or downwards. The sculpture is built out of a single piece of California Walnut so the grain is continuous from one end to the other.
My most recent commission was to design and build an armoire reminiscent of the 17th Century French armoire, but with a modern, minimalist easthetic of my own. The entire piece is built of walnut and stands over six feet high by four feet wide. The solid wood panel in the center of the doors was carved by hand.