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About the Artist
We are "Four Hands-One Voice." In our airy studio high in the mountains of North Carolina, through every phase in making a piece, we work collaboratively, from design to finished piece. The combination of our ideas and strengths take us to a place neither of us would have gone without the other. No studio assistants aid in any aspect of the fabrication. Boats intrigue both of us; travel, movement of peoples, sailing to the edge of the earth, etc. When we decided to add the wheels to the boat, then the ideas came fast. But we knew more was needed. As we worked at the drawing table, going back and forth, we settled upon on the slightly wonky circles along with the curls. Made the pieces and mocked up the parts, cool beans--looking good. Now to color, after working with different combinations, these colors spoke the strongest for us. Using plasma arc cutting & welding, traditional & non-traditional blacksmith techniques combined with foraged steel, enamel, & patination, we bring “Four Hands, One Voice” into being. Our plasma arc cutting is done by hand as opposed to CNC. Doing the work by hand adds a wabi-sabi element to our highly finished pieces. We add curated foraged metal objects, found scouring junkyards, to preserve the past and to bring a deeper connection to objects that were integral in the past but no longer needed. Lives and works in Burnsville NC.