Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program Graduate Exhibition 2022. On display at the Folk Art Center May 21 – September 7.
“There is a distinct joy, for me, in creation. Doubly so when the inspiration is drawn from the natural world. Incorporating the forms, textures, and colors of the land on which I live grounds my work in a sense of place, allowing it be an expression of not only who but where I am. Combing hard lines and organic shapes, I create furniture and home décor meant to draw the user back to the present moment ~ a reminder of the magical mundanity inherent in the daily ritual of life. As a forest is an interconnected web of relationships, I yearn to be in a reciprocal relationship with the living medium of wood, planting trees and tending the land in return for their gifts.” – Patrick Allison