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.

Friday, January 21, 2011

3rd Chair Flyer

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6 comments:

  1. My favorite of the three. I really like the half-circle back. Very pretty.

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  2. Hi Kate,

    Thanks, yes I like it best, too :-)

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  3. Hi Roy, it's been awhile since I checked in on you.. I just had to say that if that guy whose shop we perused outside of Crestone had seen any of this work, I bet he would have felt quite a bit less talented. These chairs are absolutely stunning work! I'm glad to see that you are quite well occupied in your artistic endeavors!
    Crestone Andy

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  4. Hi Andy,

    Great to hear from you. Thanks for checking in, and your kind words. Crestone was a high point in my travels. Now I'm in Palo Alto doing some design in trade for a place to live and hang out with some really nice folks. It's a sort of commune where every one is science based. I hope this leads to something stable with an income!

    Hope you are well. Be sure and let me know if you get out this way. There is talk here of a trip to the high Sierra's this summer, and you know where there are mountains, there is climbing!

    Cheers,

    Roy

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