The theme for the 2009 years exhibition was …..
Sadly this piece was created as a direct reflection of the loss of my Nan as well as other stuff happening that year.
It seemed that life was throwing obstacles my way any time I was trying to take a first step forward so I designed It's Been That Kind of Year.
The steps were made out of a naturally yellow wood called yellowheart with the banana peel carved into the first step
The structure holding the steps made from mahogany was designed to create a feel of unease.
I was happy that the piece I made in remembrance of my Nan was accepted into the exhibition.
My Nan was always proud of my accomplishments. I spent a lot of time with her after my Grandad passed away from ALS. We would make a lot of crafts together in her kitchen where I learned how to use a scroll saw to create little wood pieces starting around 19 years old. I was amazed by the process of creating works with it.
Looking back these days were beyond special to me and a huge reason for me getting into the craft of woodwork.
(one of my earliest works made back then below!!!)
picture a few years earlier at an opening of an exhibition at the Esherick Museum in front of his studio (my Dad, me, Nan, Mom and brother (my sister was taking the picture!)