Human Work - Olympia, WA / by Lucas Anderson

I love wood working. I haven’t figured out if it’s nostalgia, inception via a certain mustachioed manly man, or just a classic case of millennial romanticism. As a photographer, the idea of an precise art is enchanting. Few schools of art have total control of their medium, and they tend to be three-dimensional and tactile vocations.

These art forms—wood working, sculpture, etc.—also have a unique and similarly fascinating property of creation through destruction. Removing or altering material to form the final piece instead of adding color, light, or sound to an otherwise void canvas.

Ultimately, it is just about working with your hands. An art and trade that is humane: visual, aural, tactile, kinetic, and spatial. 

Thanks to Sarah and Rex their for house and home.