"The idea behind the 'exploded' highboy was to reveal it's anatomy. Each joint is opened to show the joinery within. All the exposed joinery was done using modern joinery techniques which gave the piece a post modern aesthetic when paired with the very traditional Queen Anne highboy form. The glass in the doors and on the sides of the cabinet are original master plates from Pauline Lariviere's anatomical prints. These plates were featured and available to all the artists in the show. Looking at these plates and the beauty found within the human body inspired me to reveal the beauty inside my craft."
The Man and his team rigged up stripes of LED lights so the highboy was lit from the inside to highlight the artist's plates. I love the photos of the piece lit up without any other lighting around it. It gives off this feeling of ominous elegance.
As I'm writing this I'm realizing that this is the first piece of The Man's furniture that I've posted on the blog. That needs to be fixed asap!!