artist statement

My artmaking process is about the union of technical curiosities and understanding the world around me. The technical aspects of my work feature hand-cut ornamental inlay, organically shaped carved elements, geometrical veneer work and patterns, multi-faceted angles, complicated traditional joinery, and gradients of natural color. Conceptually, there is a constant negotiation going on between what I want to learn about my craft, and what I want to explore in relation to intimate personal experiences. My recent work uses furniture as an outlet to explore the ways that I have used distractions as coping mechanisms, and how those strategies have affected me. This work encourages me to question my behavior and motivations in life, and creates scenarios where objects and the pursuit to understand them and why I am drawn to them simultaneously shed light on understanding myself.


bio.

Nashville based woodworker, Lexie Moore is an award-winning fine furniture maker. Her work is characterized by sharp geometric patterns created using a variety of exotic veneer and intricate hand-carved elements as components of larger structural furnishings. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a concentration in Wood from the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. She has been featured in group and solo exhibitions all throughout the country. Inspiration for her work is drawn from a variety of subjects, from forms in nature to conceptual outlooks and ideas related to family life, childhood, and social norms/expectations.