leon0013 on Aug 20, 2015
First impressions : Solid craftmanship and a great finish.
My parents encouraged me to solve my own problems from an early age. My dad is an engineer and overall handyman so I became familiar with tools and how things worked quickly. I also grew up with a love for all of the arts. It didn't take long to realize that both areas of study would work hand in hand to get me where I am today.
I studied conceptual photography and sculpture in college; my work mostly consisted of building paper models of interior spaces. It was this process that eventually led me from creating things conceptually and begin creating things that could be used by others.
Holdwell began when I started creating solutions to my own obstacles, and till this day that method is the starting point for all of my work. Adhering to a principle of form fulfilling function poses a challenge to make something not only visually appealing but also efficient. I try to use restriction as an inspiration, searching for ways to make something work with the least amount of parts possible. Then I use it to determine how practical it is and make necessary changes along the way. The point at which I can't subtract anymore without sacrificing the visual and functional qualities is how I determine whether or not something is finished.
I teach digital art & design at a private university full time. When I'm not doing that I'm spending time with my beautiful wife, working on my blue plates, and working in the shop.
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Due to the organic nature of wood, grain and color variations are to be expected. I cannot control these variances therefore am not liable for them. If you are not pleased with the appearance of your product you may return it at your own expense for a full refund minus shipping costs.
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