16 Nov. 2007|
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The Fall Quarterly features the fabulous faces (and tools) of 26 talented locals, two dashing dogs, and many many aprons. Michael Lazarus's paintings carefully combine paint, found wood, signage, mirrors and more into something inextricably whole.
Spencer Staley was born in French Lick, Indiana (home of Larry Bird), where he taught himself to make skateboards in high school shop class. Dan Nickel has a wood shop in SE Portland that he shares with three other talented cabinet makers and furniture builders.
He enjoys helping people laser etch their custom logos and designs on a piece of wood that otherwise would have been thrown away, knowing that those pieces will replace plastic in breweries and home bars all over the nation. He has worked as an installation artist and fabricator for the last 12 years, developing an array of skills using welding, mold making, plastics, fabric, woodworking, electronics, and structural engineering. Since leaving the sandy shores of San Diego and the predictably white office of the architecture firm, John has been busying himself in a wood shop, wearing ear plugs and getting dirty. He spent the next ten years forging large architectural projects like gates, railings and balconies, as well as furniture, hardware, knives, woodworking tools, and sculptural pieces.
Whether I'm picking up a piece of charcoal to draw up a concept for design, or personally shaping and cutting a piece of reclaimed wood, my hands are the tool that I most heavily rely on. There he has formed a relationship with the material, learning the reactions that different woods and different processes produce.