Carving a Legacy

You can trace the svelte lines of the Mezzaluna chair back to a summer backpacking through Europe in 1988. Damian took his backpack and fresh eyes to Europe at the formative age of 23. While food, culture, and adventure were primary goals, what became a lasting influence was Damian's exposure

Welcome to Apollo Road

My current day job is assistant fabricator at my father's furniture studio [https://modernhandcrafted.com], but I am building a visual arts company in my spare time. I studied Finance in college but have always preferred welding, woodworking, spray finishing, CAD modeling, and running CNC ops to a desk. So

019 Maddy Witt (Part 1)

Maddy Witt is a watercolor artist working and practicing in Tulsa, Ok. Her work involves on-location drawing and painting, which she turns into more significant panoramic works. She recently had a show at Curations by Gilcrease called “The Homes of Tulsa,” where she painted over 130 homes around the Tulsa

018 - Alan Mertens

Alan taught me the fundamentals of CAD design and 3D modeling. Listen to hear how he went from aerospace engineering to motor racing and beyond.

Carving a Legacy

You can trace the svelte lines of the Mezzaluna chair back to a summer backpacking through Europe in 1988. Damian took his backpack and fresh eyes to Europe at the formative age of 23. While food, culture, and adventure were primary goals, what became a lasting influence was Damian's exposure

017 - Mia Van Veen

She came to the studio looking for a shop that could help produce a portion of the welding and metal fabrication work needed for her upcoming exhibit in Norway. It was deep into 2020 when the pandemic was at a particularly uncertain trajectory. Listen to this episode to learn how

Bookmark

Just this week I designed a new titanium item. It weighs about 2 grams. That's roughly the weight of 16 medium-dark roasted coffee beans [https://wandercoffee.com/product/organic-night-sky-blend/]. What on earth could that be? Take a guess. Did you get it right? (It's in the title.) Titanium bookmarks in

iPhone Cinematography

A standard practice of professional cinematographers is to host a reel of their work on their website. These days that amounts to Vimeo links to completed projects. If you weren't aware, I have shifted much of my creative energy from craft design to cinematography. In practice this means I am

The Tempo of my Concerto

Only a poet could have written these lines: > I don't know the tempo Of my heart's concerto And a musically talented poet at that. [Lady Gaga, A Star is Born] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Look no further than cinema to grasp just how much humans want to express creativity. Modern film productions are

Laurels

Is it wise to rest on your laurels? Perhaps - but only for a brief nap. The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival has selected the Apollo Road / Maude Andrade [https://maude-andrade.com] short film to be included in this year's film festival. Much to my surprise and appreciation. How did this