I am Sean Woolsey.
I am an artist, designer, and craftsman living in Southern CA. I specialize in fine art and hand made furniture built to last for generations. Using mostly domestic hardwoods, each and every piece is created by hand in our studio in Costa Mesa, CA.
I have been influenced by my father, who was a stained glass artist and film photographer. I gleaned as much as I could from him while growing up, and we even shared a studio for several years. The smell of chemicals in a darkroom often brings me back to the time I spent with him when he would develop and print his photos. I am drawn to an old fashioned and often arcane approach, using hands to produce something: whether it be in furniture, art, or photography.
Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese philosophy, is also a large influence on my work and life. It recognizes a beauty of things imperfect which bear the imprint of time. Wabi Sabi is about the minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral. It finds true beauty in the organic.
My art is inspired by my travels and photos that I take while traveling around the world and documenting my adventures. Whether it be the colors, patterns, textures, or memory of these trips, each piece is fully inspired by nature. The process is a natural reaction to the steel or copper, then is sealed with and epoxy resin and framed.
If you want to chat, ask me a question, or talk about a project I would love to hear from you.