This is the child of the first piece I made in New Orleans almost twenty years ago. It was the original ancestral voice that spoke to me about what would be my destiny as an artist.
As imposing as the pyramids of stone in Honduras this one also has many purposes. The three separate units stacked together make a great plant holder. They can also be broken down and used as individual shelves or benches.
A completely green piece made up of odds and ends of wood I had in my garage this end table had an African mask hiding within it that you can see in the vertical support in the front. Originally the boards were unfinished which gave it another look and personality.
This compact end table is perfect for a lamp and any other small items you may need by your bed or sofa.
As my first multi-media piece this coffee table has a mesmerizing ebb and flow created by the curve of the boards that hold the glass top. The shelf and wide legs below provide the center of gravity that supports the upper half so that the entire piece is held together by the most subtly powerful invisible forces.
It's physics in your living room.
This is she; the woman who knew that my life's path lay beyond whatever I was doing when I met her. My wife has been the relentless force behind making sure that my talent is showcased on a world stage.
This visually powerful and delicate piece is one of a certain category of design that stands on its own as a work of art or can hold certain exquisite objects that compliment its rare beauty. It is the first piece I created in California.
Odradem...furniture of the future
As you look at each piece and learn about it let the information inspire you to imagine an Odradem in your life. Its creation will be an organic process that involves who you are as well as what you are looking for in feel and function. The details will be decided between the artist and yourself.
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6' x 5' Pine $4,000
3' x 5' Pine $2,500
3' x 2.5' Pine $600 each/$1,000 a pair
5' x 2' Pine $1,000
5' x 1.5' Pine $1,200
6' x 5' Redwood $2,500
Whether from the front as shown in this photograph or from the side of this larger than life piece there are two distinct pairs of fraternal twins that can be seen holding the massive shelves. They seem frozen in a dance around them.
In this piece, like Mujer, the striking form upstages the function of the shelf. It must have the proper objects on it and the space around it to express its bold beauty without compromise.
Now this is a novel idea for a structure to hold your wine bottles...why use a square when you can have a triangle? It is a dynamic form that will draw attention and questions from visitors to your home. Showcase some of the more interesting vintages from your collection and you have a conversation starter that will smooth out the evening perfectly.
This is one of the favorites of all of my pieces because of it basic, unadorned style that hides the truly amazing comfort it provides. It is entirely ergonomic with support for the back, arms and legs at all of the right pressure points.
You can sit in one of these for hours, which is why I am marketing them as bar stools. The top plank can be extended to hold your libation.
This triangular design in a shelf makes it perfect for holding your volumes safely while squeezing them into some of the smallest spaces available in your home. It proves that less makes more.
It's also much prettier than your standard rectangular book shelf.
You can't tell by looking at it what the function of this piece actually is. The bulb and cord of the lamp are hidden behind the hat that acts as the shade. The light is coming from the late afternoon sun reflecting off of the backdrop and frames the three shelves in the center.
These multi-media pieces extend my creativity to the challenges new materials present. So far the result has been splendid.
Designed to hold the ever slimming devices that hold our favorite audio and video diversions this piece is a happy alternative to the monster cabinets we are forced to construct and move around with no small amount of inconvenience and frustration. Finding the right spot to enjoy your electronic toys is so much easier with this solid shelf.