The Nautilus chair was created during an artist residency at Anderson Art Ranch. A Chinese armchair from the Ming Dynasty inspired the form. Unlike this chair's Chinese counterpart, the stays that form the back of the chair also serve as the arms. The seat is fashioned from hand-shaped beetle-kill lodge pole pine. Both the seat and stays are painted with custom-tinted milk paint. The metal base chair emerges from the voids between the slats to give the design a lighter feel.
Custom Jewish-Buddhist Mezuzah
by Anonymous Apr 18th 2012
David and I had some misunderstandings about the details of the project, but I chalk those up to miscommunication (though he should have checked with me regarding details as basic as the size of the object-- I sent him many examples of similar things that were all tiny relative to what he made, and told him how I planned to use it, neither of which he took into account when making it ridiculously large for its intended purpose). All that aside, the simple fact of the matter is, he did not do a professional job. The coloring that he used for the object is badly smuged, not within the carved lines, and looks careless. Anyone who saw this object and was told how much I paid would say, "You paid HOW much for that?" It is a shame, because he is a talented designer and has made lots of gorgeous furniture-- which, again, suggests to me that he did not do the job very attentively, even though he seems like a genuinely nice and communicative guy. I rarely post negative reviews but, a... Read More