I have spent the last ten years in workshops of various kinds, the final five years of which I ran my own custom furniture business. This has left me with a wealth of manual skills to examine in an art context. I work with a variety of materials and visual forms, spanning from the construction industry to mass market domestic objects. These pieces also range in their individual composition from fully handmade to (nearly) fully mass-produced. The result of the reframing and abstraction of these materials via skilled labor hints that there are hidden layers of aesthetic meaning in everyday life. There is beauty in the banal, and there are many ways to make/perceive meaning besides the codified standards of tradition and economics.
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