I designed and built Corona Plumosa* as part of a project funded by a grant from Indiana University’s ArtsWeek 2012. A riff on the 1927 “Spanish Renaissance Dining Set” produced by the Showers Brothers Furniture Company and sold through the Sears & Roebuck Catalog, the piece is handmade using traditional joinery and solid wood, all locally sourced: quartersawn red oak from a storm-felled municipal tree, burly silver maple, and black walnut from the woods at home. Door and drawer pulls are salvaged.
Furniture designer Wendy Maruyama selected Corona Plumosa for inclusion in the Indiana State Museum exhibition of studio furniture that ran from the fall 2013 through spring of 2014.
Photography (main photo) by Kendall Reeves, Spectrum Studio of Photography and Design
For more on the piece, see Behind the Feathery Crown.