Shelf

Shelf

Furniture Design — This utilitarian piece naturally extends my artistic efforts. Outside the gallery and in a home, it pushes my audience to reconsider the gravity and balance inherit to everyday mundane objects. Seeing a simple plank of wood with three cantilevered shelves, viewers fear that fragile objects will fall or that the unfinished base will slide. When neither happen, the strength and balance become more apparent, not only in the shelf, but in the floor, wall, and building.

The images above illustrate the concept, the balance, the geometry, the test, and the final piece.

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