Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Joseph H. Shedd

MFA 2019


Steel, oak, paper cord, enamel, 2017, 50"w x 32"h x 21"d

I like the aesthetic of reducing the structure of the chair to lines in space, line-drawing in three dimensions. In this sense, steel affords me possibilities that no other material would. The resolution of this work is more about conversation than anything elseā€”and on different levels. The conversation between materials is important, the way in which the paper cord wraps and spans the frame and, with the oak, enhances the warmth and comfort of the steel. Perhaps more important, the arrangement of the three pieces is key to this idea of conversation. I hope to suggest a human conversation.

Joseph H. Shedd

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