I am inspired by the dynamic designs of the Pennsylvania German community, and the furniture of other rural Americans who did not generally have great financial means. The lifeblood of this nation lay in the poor but hard working individuals who populated it in the 17th-19th centuries.
Craftsmen who made objects for the working class strove in their creativity to create utilitarian
objects that also pleased the eye. They roughly copied the designs of their urban counterparts, then used paint and imagination to breath happiness into their work. Life for most early Americans
with little or moderate means was everything but easy, and death was commonplace. Color and delightful forms helped to lift the spirit.
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