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Ben’s Triad Box

The Triad box was created at the request of a client who wanted a box made with lumber that was salvaged from a building in North Kansas City.

octagon box

This box was created at the request of a client who wanted an octagonal box made from two different types of wood that he had given me — blistered big leaf maple and a redwood burl.

frustum box

This box was created at the request of a client who recently had some lumber milled. He wanted something pretty to look at while I was working on a longer-term project for him. This is a design I had been wanting to try for awhile so I was pleased to have the opportunity to make it.

pyramid box

This box came about at the request of a client who asked me to make him a pyramid. The wood is a mystery burl from a veneer mill that had gone out of business about a decade ago.

dichotomy table

This table came about at the request of a client who asked me to make him a table with some wood he recently had milled. The wood was a mystery burl from a veneer mill that had gone out of business about a decade before.

showing new work!

i’ll be in the wallace engineering building at 1741 mcgee from 5-9pm showing new work during tomorrow’s first friday. should be a great evening to get out and look at art!

hickory #3

For me as an artist, the story behind a piece is almost as important as the piece itself. I believe it creates more of a bond between the owner and the object if the backstory of a piece is known. This is the story of how this mirror came into being…

ash #2

For me as an artist, the story behind a piece is almost as important as the piece itself. I believe it creates more of a bond between the owner and the object if the backstory of a piece is known. This is the story of how this mirror came into being…

welcome

‘Welcome’ is a wall sculpture with a shelf designed to hold a single, special object. It had started out as my interpretation of a cabinet. I wanted to challenge what we think of when we think of a cabinet but even in my wildest, most minimalist imaginings I can’t consider this a cabinet.

walnut #1

For me as an artist, the story behind a piece is almost as important as the piece itself. I believe it creates more of a bond between the owner and the object if the backstory of a piece is known. This is the story of how this mirror came into being…