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Jane Ritchie


2011, Leather, wood, foam, wire, felt, hemp cord, 4.5'w x 6'h x 4.5'd

This piece was inspired by conversations I had during my first year reviews at Cranbrook. Much of my work
at the time was a strong material study using leather
and other media. Conversations about form and structure inspired me to take my work and play with
the scale and interaction possibilities between the viewer and the object. The chair is a wood skeleton cushioned by memory foam and organic wool felt. The exterior consists of a suspended layer of leather that rests on atop the 6 skeletal frame pieces. The combination of the strong skeleton and the fragile suspended leather is a juxtaposition of durability levels that I have been exploring in my studies.

Jane Ritchie - Untitled

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