Timothy Coleman

Artist Statement

My passion for designing and creating began over forty years ago. Other kids were playing Little League baseball, and I was busy in my basement workshop, using whatever tools and materials were at hand, learning how to take ideas and make them real.

My furniture has been described as poetic, sculptural and exquisitely detailed. For me, they represent a constant exploration and engagement with ideas and process, and they are a way to express the richness I see in the material and natural world every day.

While the form and function of my furniture is always at the forefront, I often embellish the surfaces with patterns and textures. Largely inspired by nature, but also by cultures throughout the world, I have developed my own pattern language which I express using low relief carving, marquetry, embossing and thick veneer tiles. The patterns interact with the shapes and material of the pieces, to add texture, complexity, and meaning. Through this creative interplay of form, function and patterned surfaces emerge pieces which straddle the line between furniture and sculpture.

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