Allison Samuels

tending to the left behind

Through the reparative, labor-intensive processes of fusing, carving into, and rigorous finishing of fragile, cracked and rotted wood, Allison Samuels offers this material extended life as transformed objects. Corrosive fungal and weather-dependent signs from the wood’s lifespan are highlighted throughout, and in some, she is an active participant in its destruction.

Tensions of erasure & creation exist within each interaction– such as burning away, turning paper thin, or obfuscating material in dozens of layers in these sanded-away paintings. When centering these sequential histories of mark-making, both natural and applied, the works emerge as an interspecies, time-based collaboration.

Through her minimalist designs and strong craftsmanship with Two Tree Studios, and education initiative The Level Up Project, woodworker & designer Allison Samuels believes “sustainable design” must go beyond material sourcing & waste management, and translate into a larger working ethos. From her production practices, to multi-functional designs, to the knowledge-sharing & wealth redistribution built into the business model, Samuels strives to keep her footprint light, while contributing to a more equitable future within her industry.

Float Plate Quick shop
Ringtoss Quick shop
Pearl Quick shop
Craddle Quick shop
Disappearing Bowl Quick shop
Soft Landing Quick shop
Twig Quick shop

Allison Samuels

Twig

$1,800.00

Journeyed Quick shop
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Pond Quick shop

Allison Samuels

Pond

$1,800.00

Towhur Quick shop