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There are endless variations and purposes of tools, which are made from countless materials and are available in any color imaginable. Yet their relationship to the human body remains a common thread. A person’s primary physical interactions are with designed objects, beginning with the crib and continuing throughout life with the spoon, phone, chair, bicycle, car, etc. With this in mind, it is clear to me that there is an inherent language of function engrained into everything we use. When we use tools they physically become extensions of the body and may be used to symbolically convey location, time, and context. When our expected relationship is altered, tools can take on new meanings and roles.

Oak Deluxe iPhone Carrier
Oak, Cork, Brass
2014
Thinking Glasses
Rattan, Waxed Thread
6" x 6" x 2"
2014
Toothpick for a Crooked Smile
Cherry, Waxed thread
6" x 3/4" x 1/2"
2014
Upgrade
3' Tape measure, Cherry, Milk Paint
4" x 2" x 3/4"
2014
Condition After Six Weeks Of Use
Walnut & Cherry
17" x 12" x 3/4"
2014
Altered Broom
Found Object, Latex
2010
bellows,
Cherry, Leather, Lead
36" x 14" x 8"
2012
Mallet
Painted Wood
15" x 6" x 5"
2010