Monday, February 22, 2010

Secret Lives of Animals.

Now showing at the Tacoma Art Museum is The Secret Language of Animals. I had the opportunity to assist in re-creating an artwork by Jeffry Mitchell called The Pile of Elephants, and was lucky enough to work alongside the artist during the work-session. The original version was created for Jeffry's one-person exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum in 1990.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hi, I'm Ren.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.

I recently graduated from The Evergreen State College where I studied woodworking, performing and fine arts with Daryl Morgan, Marla Elliott, and Marc Dombrosky. Having most deeply engaged with my studies in furniture design and construction, Japanese architecture, and how humans interact with space and objects, I chose to continue producing functional art. Drawing on my experience in both machine fabrication and the use of human powered tools, I carefully balance these techniques to best suit the piece and maintain conscious and measured use of the resources consumed in the production of my work.