Wednesday, May 7, 2008

STANLEY RUIZ | the new organic

Contrast is a beautiful thing and the work of Stanley Ruiz harnesses it in a powerful manner. He contacted us the other day looking for a plentiful supply of twigs. We've accumulated quite a bit of sub-par Natural Manzanita Branches that we don't know what to do with and were enthusiastic about the prospect of someone doing something productive with them. He stopped by with a few of his simple metal prototypes. We handed over a few branches and some clippers, and he got to work. When he was done, we were amazed by what he produced.  The contrast of smooth steel and gnarled branches, glaring white paint and warm and richly brown bark was spectacular. We hope to see a lot more of his work soon. Check out his site for more details. 

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