Department of Art & Design
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Utilizing a variety of materials, Tyson Atwell is interested in producing art and design objects that explore the intersection between nature, craft and technology. Providing the bedrock for his creativity are investigations into the magnificent structures, processes and hidden forces within the natural world. The key themes that flow through and consistently emerge are: asymmetry, imperfection, and chance. Among his best known pieces are his ‘WaveScape’ series tables, in which he creates dramatic undulating surfaces by digitally sculpting laminated wood blocks using a CNC-Router. The final pieces are functional, while providing a rich visual and tactile experience.
Mr. Atwell has a diverse professional background that spans Product Design, Interior Design, Fine Woodworking, Digital Fabrication, Ceramics, and Graphic Design. He has developed work for prominent artists, design studios, and manufacturers for over 15 years, as well as operating his own art, design, digital fabrication, and gallery businesses over the past 10 years.
In concert with his own studio practice, it has always been one of Tyson’s goals to work with students on furthering their art and design skills, while conceptualizing and developing professional level work.
Learn more about Tyson and his work at tysonatwell.com.