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Get Inspired with Artist, Maker & Craftsman Sean Woolsey

Mesmerizing. That’s the word that kept coming to my mind as I feasted on Sean Woolsey’s incredible handmade art, photography and woodwork.

Sean Woolsey // Photography by Aaron Young // IAMTHELAB

Sean, working from his unbelievably organized workshop in Costa Mesa, CA,  has an admirable work ethic, boundless imagination and a well-nurtured creative spirit. It’s my privilege to introduce LAB readers to this outstanding artists. First up, an interview via Living Central:

Sean Woolsey – Artist. Maker. Craftsmen. from Living Cinema on Vimeo.

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I did some sleuthing and found an interesting interview Sean did with Cool Hunting. In the interview, Sean describes his sheet metal art as “other-worldly” and indeed it is. It took all my self-restraint to not fill this entire post with all the ethereal pieces Sean showcases on his site. With an incredible array of colors, produced by paints, patinas and solvents, Sean coerces the most amazing rivers and landscapes into his pieces.  Can you image what showstoppers these must be in person?

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Sean Woolsey – A Product Piece from Process Creative on Vimeo.

Sean Woolsey // Photography by Aaron Young // IAMTHELAB

As if Sean’s art isn’t enough, this master craftsman has also produced some pretty modern furniture. It’s really intriguing to me to watch him successfully move from retro modern pieces like the chairs you see above, to his photography and cutting boards, found in his online shop. I’m adding his zine, A Record of Time | A Journal of Wanderlust to my list of must-haves for my library.  In fact, I think I’m going to order it right now…done! Why not pick up your own copy today? Follow Sean on Instagram. Got questions about his work? Leave them below.

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  • http://twitter.com/UnurthWonder Jenn (@UnurthWonder)

    Definitely inspired Brett! I just snagged his zine too. :) What a lovely idea for gathering inspiration.