Found chair, embroidery on hand dyed linen, 2014, 34” x 34” x 36”
This is a private commission for a client as a gift for his partner of 30 years. They began their relationship on a college study abroad trip to Rome and the first book they read together was Memoirs of Hadrian. I was asked to commemorate their time there with a furniture piece that spoke to Rome as an idea. The furniture base was found, reconstructed, and painted using a color found in the Roman murals at the Metropolitan Museum. The linen fabric was also dyed to match the mural. Using stitching techniques that mirror Piranesi’s drawings, this chair is an homage to a Roman beginning.
Photos by Caleb Crawford