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MORE FRESH WORK: FUMED OAK BROOCH

MORE FRESH WORK: FUMED OAK BROOCH


Here's another new one-of-a-kind brooch.

It feels very Richard Serra or Robert Smithson: something about its curves feel "large scale" though it's only about 4" across.

Sometimes the bent wood, processed but still very much "of" the earth, takes on the quality of a sweeping landscape--the kind you could spend a whole day walking across.

I'm not sure exactly why that is. However, as Smithson himself wrote: "Establish enigmas, not explanations."

Personally, I like both. 

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FRESH WORK: Hickory, Shed Antler & Silver Brooch

FRESH WORK: Hickory, Shed Antler & Silver Brooch

Getting back into the studio has been exhilarating. I've been working on some one-of-a-kind pieces for galleries, and some new rings for the upcoming American Craft Exposition show, which is open to the public August 22 to 24.

This brooch is rich and bleak, a Cormac Mccarthy of a brooch, warm wood colliding with the memory of a great beast, set in a brushed silver and sculptural as all get out.



Photo Diary: Images from a Cool Summer Day at the GR Studio

Photo Diary: Images from a Cool Summer Day at the GR Studio


new brooches and raw materials 
sanding a component on an oscillating spindle sander

On Father's Day

On Father's Day

Father's Day is coming near, and it's got me thinking about parents.

Our parents are the people who raise us up, support us, and love us, who pass to us the narrative of our genetic origin, in stories and DNA.

But as artists we have different types of progenitors: fathers and mothers and guides, teachers and mentors and communities.

Gustav Stickley
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New work by Gustav Reyes

New work by Gustav Reyes

Working hard in the shop for the Ingrained show at the Patina Gallery and LOOT at MAD. Check out these designs I did using wood and titanium. Woods are mixed between Cherry, Walnut and Hickory.