Monday, July 6, 2009

What does the Progress chair mean to me?

This symbolizes a new category of what a chair can be or represent. Can a piece of furniture be more than just an inanimate object, be able to tell a story or impact society? I have begun to fall in love with the life of furniture, making it and contributing to it. Blending the worlds of art and function, with real issues. The idea of progression started with the first 5 pieces of chairs growing from the ground up and continuing to go forward with no resistance. I have been reading a lot about the 2nd industrial revolution and the great depression.
It is compelling to see the need and desire to move forward, but the greatest flaw of the revolution is not moving forward but doing so with no regard of its impact or boundaries. We must respect that “what goes up must come down.” The paradox and cycle of construction/destruction or life/death is something we must embrace. It is our responsibility to have concern for the end in the very beginning. 6 Chairs were built 4 were cut apart, the 5th chair used as the climax of the cycle and the 6th is the icon. I want people to begin to take steps forward towards change, rather than waiting for something to happen.

1 comment:

  1. Thats down to earth man I like how you voiced that. I often find myself doubting my progression perhaps regressing sometimes. Constant awareness of your roots and aspirations will guide you.