Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Work to be Sold at "Chair Affair" 2013

rocker before

"Retro Rocker" (detail)
    I have just finished a sculptural project in which I was given a chair and asked to transform it into a one of a kind work of art. 
   This little rocker began with 6 spokes cut out in the base of the backing which inspired the notion of machine cogs. The original cog was left intact only in view from the back of the chair. Otherwise the cog idea evolved to the natural progression of movement that makes a rocker stand out from any other chair. Essentially when the chair is in motion, the rocking is achieved by rolling on elongated feet in a kinetic energy of consistency, required to keep time, as well as replicating a steady rhythm in recorded sound.
   Thus the circular design elements of the “Retro Rocker” suggest motion from past dated themes in our society including rock and roll music on vinyl recorded devices or retired watch clock parts. While hinting that the chair, symbolizing rest, stands still, it may be concluded that those which inhabit the chair, sets the object in motion.including the artist!

"Retro Rocker"
 This year the 2013 "Chair Affair" info is as follows:
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 6pm- 9pm
Location: NW Furniture Bank
Dress: Business Casual
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and Drinks
Live and Silent Auction
NW Furniture Bank

Additional information and tickets to attend the event and see/bid on the "Retro Rocker" or any of the other 29 chairs may be found at

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