After the Beatles, lots of people thought (and nonetheless do suppose)
that the entire world’s good songs have been written. I’m positive
there are numerous woodworkers who suppose that really unique
furnishings went away with the passing of Krenov, Maloof, or
Nakashima. Seth Rolland is doing his half to show to the world
that not each piece of furnishings has already been made. The
means Seth slices and bends wooden appears extra like one thing you’d
discover within the creativeness of a kid than in an artwork gallery, however
his items belong equally at residence in both. Perhaps what I discover
so mesmerizing about his work is that it appears so easy and
apparent however in actuality it’s extremely advanced and contemporary.
The facility of Paul McCartney and John Lennon was their potential
to write down songs that you just suppose you can have written your self.
Seth’s work speaks to me in the identical means. I really feel like I might
have imagined and constructed these items myself. In actuality,
I used to be simply as more likely to write All You Want Is Love as I used to be to
think about and assemble one in every of Seth’s items.
Seth may have an exhibit on the Bellevue Arts
Museum in Bellevue, Wash., from Might 20 to August 14, 2016.
For those who’re within the space, be sure you cease by to see these superb
works in particular person.
For extra data on Seth’s work, take a look at Jon Binzen’s
post for this Masters of the Craft slideshow, and
Seth’s website. Plus
on-line members can obtain the back cover page from issue #213 and
learn how he makes his distinctive “Oxeye
Hall Table” in a feature by Anissa Kapsales.