Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...



I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Improved photo

CNC may be too expensive, I'm talking with two more firms.  Meanwhile, I've designed jigs to make the parts by conventional means, if necessary.  I made a drawing for a taller, bar stool version, which I like a lot.  I wish I had another completed one without the arms...  maybe I can do it in Photoshop!

A very good friend from New York visited me yesterday.  It was a terrific visit, but I was surprised by my sentimentality, contrasting my life back then and now.  He pointed out that what I'm doing is new to me, and that if I am truly pursuing art, I should expect the work to evolve, slowly over time.  Great advise.  I have to get out of the emergency and panicked way I am trying to proceed.

1 comment:

  1. Nice.... How about one without arms or a back...as a stool. My wife could use a new stool for her make up vanity (in white).

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