Dyed Ash, dyed cotton damask, stainless steel hardware
25″ x 25″ x 21″
Photographed by Jafe Parsons
This chair was made for a fundraising event for my local visual and performing arts venue, the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. To accommodate a renovation to the building, some trees needed to be removed. A local woodworker had the genius idea to use some removed ash trees as raw materials for artists to create work that would be sold in a silent auction. The resulting funds went to support the Lincoln Center’s visual art programs. This chair sports one of my all time favorite color combinations: orangish red and avocado green. All the materials used in this chair are upcycled except for the hardware which is shiny and new stainless steel. In addition to the ash wood that was saved from the landfill, the under seat supports are from loom benches my former fiber art professor gave me from the CSU fiber art studio. The damask fabric came from my Mom who inherited it from her Aunt Ruth who acquired it from a state hospital in IL in the 1950’s or so (Or something like that. I could have some of those details wrong. Mom, if you ever read this, let me know if I’ve got my facts straight). Anyway, I got this long roll of damask from my Mom and dyed it green. Ta Da!