We acquired pictures and details about an fascinating recycling undertaking imagined by artist Donald Fodness. We requested the designer for a subjective description of his works and here’s what he replied: My furnishings combines handcrafted wooden working and metallic fabricating methods with prepared-made discovered objects. These items drawback clear up a want to salvage and re-function widespread or discarded supplies; that is each a conceptual train in un-labeling in addition to a behavioral ethic. I’m primarily a visible artist and my curiosity in making practical artwork objects pertains to my curiosity in people aesthetics. Whereas primarily utilitarian, these furnishings objects mix the constraint of aesthetically integrating a disparate type that transplants or embeds historical past and character into an in any other case new child object.
Sideboard From Motorbike Body, Coat Tree, and Casters
As an example, the sideboard makes use of a motorbike body discovered on the roadside. The body has a singular distortion from a collision making it inconceivable to breed. I responded to the destructive areas of the body and constructed the plywood packing containers to suit these areas. I devised particular jigs to key spline every angled joint with wenge wooden. I additionally fabricated distinctive brackets to mount the caster wheels. As an artist and furnishings maker I worth one thing to work towards, or riff off, moderately than coping with a clean slate. This parallels the remixing of data prevalent with on-line tradition. So- would you think about having these things in your house?
Espresso desk from a Row of Stadium Seating
Espresso Desk Constructed From Two Institutional Chairs