I knew right away that I wanted my chair to represent my brothers impact on my life before and after his passing. What I didn’t know was how deep the process of creating it would take me. At the point I started this process it had been over 2 years since Rob had passed away and I thought the grieving process had pretty much run its course. No, no.
As I worked through my early sketches I began really letting go of searching for the form and function of the chair and began representing the emotion I was dealing with in the moment.
When it became almost overwhelming I began writing. The combination of my writing and visual release became the truest representation of my feelings, grief, pain and anger from the loss of my longest friend and greatest inspiration; my brother.
These are a few pages from that process.