Blog: DDL

Supported by the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship we traveling across the entire country, coast to coast, in search of inspiration and adventure in North America’s western deserts. see how the time on the road and collaborations continue to unfold.

Supported by the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship I will be traveling across the entire country, coast to coast, in search of inspiration and adventure in America’s western deserts.

 

The concept:

To travel across country for two month with an RV trailer (a mobile studio) to develop my new Desert Impressions body of work, spending an extended period of time in a number of remote landscapes/Eco-systems to gather images and textures.  There are four main goals during this time. Firstly to gather the imagery and physical molds for this new work. Second, virtually design the furniture forms that each texture will be used for. Third, invite a handful of artist/designers/writers/craftsmen to collaborate with me in these locations. And lastly, I will take extensive video footage during the trip with the intent of possibly using it for a documentary of this very different studio environment.

The lab:

The mobile studio comes in two parts. The living space will be in the RV. I imagine we will spend time designing inside in the evenings at the dinner table, but for the most part work will be done in on-site Studio Canopy Tent that will house tables and model making tools. I am planning on having balsa foam, plasticine clay, and small bits of balsa wood. Also, sand paper, files, micro band saw, sander, and hot wire tool, 3-d Scanner, 2 laptop computers and flat screens so that we can look at digital information together. This “Lab” will be designed so that we can work “on site” as well as in the RV Park. I will have a 4-Wheel drive truck that can travel deep into even more remote areas where we can set up and design in direct inspiration/site of the desert landscape.

More info about the John D. Mineck Fellowship here