Joseph Walsh Genius Furniture Maker And Artist Now On Display In New York City Part 1
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I can promise your jaw will drop when you see the poetic works of Joseph Walsh in person.Walsh is an Irish genius who runs a spectacular creative furniture and sculptural studio from his family farm in West Cork, Ireland.
Walsh, a self-taught woodworker, designer and visionary, is one of the most creative makers that I have met.His specialty is building bent-wood pieces: standalone furniture, wall pieces and free-form sculpture.
I met him this week at the American Irish Historical Society in New York at his exhibit (on display until May 24th) and had a rare opportunity to learn about his work.Joseph Walsh and a few of his furniture models.
Walsh manages to re-chart the conceptual and structural boundaries of lumber (and recently of other materials including resin and stone).In his work, he stretches and challenges the properties of wood and takes it to places where no craftsperson has gone before.
He uses bent lamination, where thin layers of mostly ash, oak, walnut and elm, are glued together in a meticulous regime along a course that he dictates.The laminated wood strands curve and twist, intersect and join, rise and fall in the most graceful ways.
His pieces evoke dynamic, organic and sublime forms...