Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sam Maloof

So I might be a little late on this one, but I just discovered Sam Maloof through an Ebay purchase. No, I didn't by an original handcrafted wood piece by him, but I hope to some day. The man basically hand carved his entire house. Sam has passed away earlier this year, but there is much amazing press and images online (just google him)...

I pulled the following off Interior Design's blog -

Evaluating his career in 1983, Maloof quoted Emerson, who said “I look on the man as happy who, when there is a question of success, looks into his work for his reply.” By this measure, or by any other, Sam Maloof was a successful and a happy man. “God willing,” he wrote in the early 1970’s, “I don’t want to retire. I could work with my hands as long as I live…” Sam Maloof worked with his hands up until the month before he died. His life, and his work, are now a part of our cultural heritage, and will remain a source of inspiration to craftsmen, and to all who enjoy craftsmanship.

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