Experiment IV is an exercise in contradiction. Derived heavily from early 20th century wooden children's toys, the interlocking notches of the table and the rod-and-connector assembly of the stool evoke a sense of play. In contrast, the black India ink finish and heavy oak construction speak with reproach and reprimand; too serious to be touched or altered. Together, the pieces exist in the disputed mental territory between what is antiquated and contemporary; what is juvenile and grown up.
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