New work from Karen Ryan......An English artist who celebrates "deconstruction"& "reconstruction!!!

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'Whittle Chair' June 2009.

Whittle is about less.
All it requires is a penknife and an unwanted chair.
One afternoon I took the unwanted chair out of my kitchen and began whittling it whilst watching an old black and white Bette Davis movie.
The whittle chairs naivety is intentional as the process is left to be intuitive and unplanned.
The original chair is made naked revealing a different physical and emotional state, one of fragility and imperfections.

This is first in a series of whittle pieces 

 above text by Karen Ryan

Karen says it better than I do!  Remember her reclaimed plates, vases, and chairs that were originally found by 'the accessorator" and featured at j.roaman in East Hampton...some pieces still available!!!


  1. great idea, though in my opinion this new york artist executed it in a more interesting way. Love the blog

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