27"W x 34"H x 1" D
This Series focuses on the combination of wood and sleek modern painted panels. I feel they are retro-futurist. The juxtaposition of the organic and warm wood grain with jutting, sharp, angular lines creates something similar to what the Mid-century modernists achieved and what is still popular in Scandinavian design (To make something organic seem very modern and space age).
I like my pieces to feel at once modern but with a nod to the past. Perhaps the pieces suggest they were futuristic at one time, but in today's digital age, they are not.
The name Atlas refers to the Greek god who was condemned to hold up the heavens for eternity. I feel this piece suggests the strength and vertical support of that tale in its upward movement and composition.
The Art Deco inspired color palette across the series also nods to the past. Each piece is finished on the sides and wired to hang.