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This is the 2nd of two chairs I’ve made with a seat that is made of folded paper strips that are woven together. There’s also a smaller woven paper shelf underneath, with a paper box that includes a special message inside for the person who bought it, which is part of why it’s called “Offering”.
The chair was recently sold during the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 11th Annual Art Auction. The Bemis Center is an organization that provides arts programming in Omaha, NE, and has an internationally renowned artists-in-residency program. It’s also where I have my shop. The wood is a cheap piece of honey locust I got from a sawmill in Eastern Iowa. It’s finished with a semi-gloss polyurethane. This chair is part of my ongoing project called Share-a-Chair. If you’re interested, you can learn more about that at http://www.share-a-chair.com
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