The interest I have in designing wood and steel objects emanates from a need to explore architectural principles in other mediums. While all furniture and vessels have both specific function and purpose, they are not paramount in my process. These objects begin with an influence, a sketch or just a reaction to a material. There are no preconceptions about the outcome of the work.
Through the facile manipulation of raw, recycled, sustainable media and the use of unsophisticated tools, the process is not burdened by the details of construction. It becomes more about discovery. One is free of the time consuming nature of building and caught within the process of creating.
One could perceive this as a departure from the practice of architecture, but my intentions remain constant in both areas; the search to blur function and purpose and imply strong connections to the space in which they inhabit. Furniture design and wood turning are physical extensions and representations of my thoughts about these ideas.
If nothing else, it allows a glimpse into my perception of creating form within the built and natural environments around us.