Exhibition design and curation for Yoko Naito at outside, North Adams MA. Naito culminated 6 years of work in New York City with the series Unbeknown. The collection of photographs captures the vacant winter shores of the city and explores outward changes in the environment, the human condition and their artifacts.
The stone extracts are marble and granite surfaces that fit together agreeably, are satisfying to hold and are functional on the table. The forms are inspired by the molecular structure of marble and granite with interlocking regions of differing mineral deposits. Each set represents an extracted group of regions with the different stones mirroring the varied deposits.
Each piece is hand cut to shape on a diamond wet saw then hand beveled on the underside creating a reveal that allows for easy lifting. A matte honed finish lets the natural qualities of each stone show through and is pleasing to touch. Each piece and set is unique.