When Jonathan Carlson graduated from the Maryland Institute with a major in illustration and a focus on painting and drawing, he planned to spend his life working in two dimensions. But that third dimension keeps pulling him back.
Recently a design for a lamp based on art deco lines started assembling itself in his mind. "I tend to build things in my head before I actually build them for real," he says.
Since he'd been working with wood since childhood, he went back to his father's woodworking shop and built a limited edition series of his design out of bird's-eye maple and mahogany.