Tom Shields‘ works primarily with furniture found in the trash. He takes these unwanted castoffs and repurposes them into different pieces of furniture or as sculptures. The intent behind his work is to encourage the viewer to look again at what is deemed unwanted, while also reexamining the chair form, which we see so often and barely notice. His work is not hacked together with screws, but instead built as the original chairs were built: using traditional woodworking techniques and joinery.
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