Jim Rose

Jim Rose

TWO DOOR FRACTURED HOUSETOP QUILT CUPBOARD, Found Steel with Natural Rust Patina and Paint, 62 x 30 x 16"

Jim Rose

TWO DOOR HOUSETOP CUPBOARD, Hot Rolled and Found Painted Steel, 41 x 31 x 17 1/2"

Jim Rose

CHEST OF 12 DRAWERS, Hot Rolled and Found Painted Steed, 43 x 29 x 17"

Jim Rose

SIX DRAWER COUNTER, Found Painted and Rusted Steel, 35 x 56 x 16"

Jim Rose

FOUR DRAWER COUNTER, Hot Rolled Steel, 34 x 64 x 16"

Jim Rose

SQUARE PEDESTAL, Rust Patina Steel, 12 x 12 x 40"

Jim Rose

TWO DOOR HOUSETOP QUILT CUPBOARD, Found Rusted and Painted Steel, 34 x 17 1/2 x 36 1/2"

Jim Rose

STRIPS IN SQUARES QUILT CUPBOARD, Found Steel with Natural Rust Patina and Painted Steel, 38 x 27 x 19 1/2"

Jim Rose

FOUR DRAWER STARBURST TABLE, Found Steel with Natural Rust Patina and Painted Steel, 32 1/2 x 50 x 16"

Jim Rose QUILTED PEDESTAL Rusted Steel and Found Painted Steel, 38 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2

QUILTED PEDESTAL Rusted Steel and Found Painted Steel, 38 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2"

Jim Rose BASKET WEAVE QUILT CUPBOARD Steel with Rust Patina and Found Painted Steel, 34 1/2 x 40 x 18 1/2

BASKET WEAVE QUILT CUPBOARD Steel with Rust Patina and Found Painted Steel, 34 1/2 x 40 x 18 1/2"

Jim Rose FOUR DRAWER TABLE Steel with Rust Patina, 56

FOUR DRAWER TABLE Steel with Rust Patina, 56"w x 16"d x 29"h

Jim Rose CHECKERBOARD QUILT CUPBOARD Hot Rolled Steel and Found Painted Steel, 42 x 39 x 14 1/2

CHECKERBOARD QUILT CUPBOARD Hot Rolled Steel and Found Painted Steel, 42 x 39 x 14 1/2"

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Jim Rose QUILTED PEDESTAL Rusted Steel and Found Painted Steel, 38 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2
Jim Rose BASKET WEAVE QUILT CUPBOARD Steel with Rust Patina and Found Painted Steel, 34 1/2 x 40 x 18 1/2
Jim Rose FOUR DRAWER TABLE Steel with Rust Patina, 56
Jim Rose CHECKERBOARD QUILT CUPBOARD Hot Rolled Steel and Found Painted Steel, 42 x 39 x 14 1/2

Jim Rose

Jim Rose

What makes Jim Rose’s handmade furniture so special is his sensitivity to boundaries between fine art and craft. His work has the striking clarity of an artist fluent in varied processes and techniques that embody a utilitarian, spiritual, and artistic understanding. Primarily working with steel found in the scrap yards across the Midwest, Rose employs techniques that reflect both Shaker-influenced and Asian inspired designs. In his recent cupboards he has incorporated the patterns that are characteristic of the quilts of Gee's Bend. The artist received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and currently resides in Wisconsin.

"In 2003 after viewing an exhibit at The Milwaukee Art Museum of the quilts of Gee's Bend I was inspired to add new components to my furniture making process to create a series of quilt cupboards. The piecing of found painted, scratched and marred scrap metals inspired designs of blocks and grids to create pieces of furniture whose designs blithely compliment their purpose." -Jim Rose

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