Exploded Chair

Maple, acrylic
Fall 2016


My work is a response to themes of inter/dis-connectivity with our environment. I build an archetypal maple wood chair and dismember it in clear acrylic boxes. The parts are loose in the boxes and shift positions when the chair is moved. The superimposition of one chair form over another emphasizes both the joinery of its parts and the form as a whole, raising questions about the function of a chair versus its physical reality and ideas about material and permanence.

The title is a reference to exploded view diagrams.