Art Knows No Bounds
I believe that I am not in the minority when I say that my career path has found me far from my area of study at the University of Richmond, VA as a studio art major, but not too far. I am currently self-employed as a healing arts practitioner, a pet care professional, a textile artist, and a carpenter. As "they" say, variety is the spice to life, and diversification of income is what has kept me afloat over the years.
The common thread here is basically that I enjoy spending time drawing from the right hemisphere. As long as I am exercising and expanding my creativity, I am a happy boy. I was recently approached by Paradise Helicopters on the Big Island of Hawai'i to remodel an old, boring trailer to create a modern industrial chic retail space. Above is what I pulled out of the right side of my brain, and had a blast doing it.
My favorite part of this project was the pièce de résistance, an epoxy river countertop. It was my first time working with epoxy in this way, and certainly won't be the last. Using a beautiful slab of Monkey Pod wood from a small local wood mill, Ecopoxy with blue pigment, and a string of LED lights, I created a striking show piece to really draw passers-by into the space.
Making something out of nothing is what keeps my flame burning! What keeps your fire lit?!
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A. Tait Duus
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