Each time a furniture maker recreates an Adirondack chair he is telling a story. A history is present within the design and craftsmanship of that chair. The creator becomes both a participant in the story as well as the raconteur of his own. As a bookmaker, I am enthralled with not only the story itself but with the history of the story. Stories are available in every culture, tied to moral values, group dynamics, making and doing. When I see a Rodin, an illuminated manuscript or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House, I see a story told through these objects. This phenomenon and connection is one that I never tire of exploring.
- epiphany couch