Sunday, May 13, 2012

Deliberate Mischief

Number 2 Cabinet
We’re excited about our show, “Deliberate Mischief,” at Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, running through the end of June, 2012. We gave ourselves the gift of time to experiment.
The result is a new body of small works that express our sense of design, collage, and humor.

El Practico Arquitecto

We delved deeply into our stockpile of vintage games, containers, and other ephemera, as well as exotic veneers, lesser-known woods, and some new, green materials. We used our familiar techniques of woodturning, decorative painting, and veneering.

Ouija Marquetry
We also developed unconventional ways of making patterns with veneer and old game boards, created a new series of sculptural shapes, and even learned how to turn a corncob and preserve it with wax.

We see a wide range of possible applications for all of these ideas in the future. Everyone tends to get locked-in to certain ways of designing and making; it’s very satisfying to break free every so often! The response has been very gratifying and we are thankful to Jen and Liz at Mariposa for the opportunity to show a body of work. For more on the show please contact Mariposa at or 505.268.6828

Photo Credits: Margot Geist, Geistlight Photography

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