Four Square Blocks: Philadelphia
my show “The Shape of Folk to Come” at Art In The Age gets a shot in this NYTimes article about Old City. So does the Nakashima exhibit accross the street.
Former pro surfer Ben McBrien spends long hours in his workshop in the bowels of Kensington, Philadelphia, creating functional works of art from reclaimed wood.
Ben founded Farmhaus as an outlet for small leftover pieces hoarded and pilfered from dumpsters, other woodworker’s firewood piles and larger construction projects. His end goal is to give purpose and value to every last “scrap” of precious wood.
For his show at Art in the Age, Ben has assembled a group of one offs and prototypes originating from fallen trees, scrap and firewood, leftovers and offcuts.
This is me at work.
Some shots of the Farmhaus & friends show at Art Star in Philly by a good friend of Farmhaus, Steve Dyer. I will be working my buns off trying to re-stock the store for the show during Design Philadelphia week in Oct.
Please come see what I’ve been working so hard on this year.
Patchwork Walnut Table Top by Farmhaus for Fury Design
this bench is so small i never even named it…but i did love it and i hope it’s new owner does for all time.
Crackhaus table by Farmhaus
9’6” long by 39” wide by 1.5” thick Redwood top. The planks were salvaged from a crack house in west Philly. The base is 2- 1/2” steel trapezoids with a bronze patina. Please come visit or better yet, Buy this table and the matching bench at the Farmhaus and Friends group show this sept. Info on that coming soon.
Please come support local artists and craftspeople at the Art Star Craft Bazaar this weekend at Penns Landing here in Philadelphia. Farmhaus has a selection of cutting and serving boards and platters as well as some Wood turnings from my father.
Shots by Dom Episcipo
Poplar drafting table by Farmhaus for True Hand Tattoo in Fishtown, Philadelphia