My work this past year was an invigorating mix of new residential commissions, restoration/repair work, and creating product for my studio showroom. The projects are always changing, and I love that.
I find the design challenges of client-led commission work satisfying, but there are always quirkier ideas that I find myself wanting to explore.
One of these ideas was my Nameplate Panel. I had collected many broken and discarded nameplates over the years, and making a panel of them had been on my mind for ages. I turned the graphic fragments into anonymous pieces and parts to be assembled like a quilt. I wove them together with a color palette of reds, plummy browns, and distressed painted borders that mimic the age of the fragments. The finished piece is more like art than anything I’ve done.
Naturally, I want to do more. Over these next few months I’m going to be working on some of these autonomous panels for a show of gallery work. Stay tuned for updates. I can’t wait to see what comes.
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3 Windows | Residential Restoration Project
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