BIO | I was raised in Hutchinson, Kansas, but currently residing in Kansas City, Missouri. I began working with furniture while studying sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute. Furniture design works well for me because it allows me to communicate with a large audience due to its relatability.
PHILOSOPHY | My objective is to stimulate cognitive dissonance through my furniture. I’m interested in promoting eccentric thinking through a creative interaction between viewer, object, and space. The focus of my designs is the process that one goes through when interacting with furniture. The user’s previously conceived thoughts about the use of furniture initiate new questions that are activated through incongruous design elements.
PROCESS | The majority of my process is driven by digital fabrication techniques. These processes use computer coding activated through a multitude of programs that mill or print materials using a CNC machine, Laser Cutter, or a 3D printer. I’m drawn to using this technology because at a young age, before I knew I was an artist I was very comfortable using a computer creatively. Experimenting with the capabilities of these tools has allowed me to hone a new craft that is quickly evolving and becoming indispensable within contemporary design.