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Steve Altman - Fine Furniture and Woodworking

Steve Altman
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Fine Wood Furniture by Steve Altman

Twist
Dimensions: 9-1/2"x 7"x 3-1/4" (approx.)
Keepsake box in wenge, English brown oak, and ebony. From the world of real numbers, fractional inconsistency and floating point notation. Uncharted angles; unexpected intersections. Entry and exit issues. Colliding paths. When no two elements are the same.

For more information, meet me at www.myworkshop.com

 


Steve Altman            Boonton, NJ, USA
Steve Altman
Contact
Phone: 973-316-2415
Email: stevea@myworkshop.com
Address:
575 Forbush Street - Boonton, NJ 07005
Website: www.myworkshop.com

Artist Biography

I've been working with wood for 40 years. For about 20 of them I was a cabinetmaker in New York City doing what is generally called "high end residential interiors." I worked for some of the richest families in the world. If you want to get a sense of what that was like go here.

Now, I just like to make boxes. Maybe it's because my father made boxes, too, except he made them out of paper and cardboard in a display box factory many years ago. Sometimes I played in that factory as a child. I saw lots and lots of boxes, canyons of them. I guess it had some effect on me.

I know that they're just decoration - bits of eye candy perched on a dresser, sitting on a desk, or plunked down haphazardly on a table. Hopefully, though, inviting a closer look, they also provide a glimpse of wood's infinite possibilities: Sight and touch, color and shape, figure and texture, revealed aspects of natural wonder, arrangements bound by simple human effort...

Plus, they hold things.

 

   

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