We continue our conversations with our brand new Artists-in-Residence here at Arrowmont by talking to Naomi David Russo on this episode of the Arrowmont Podcast. Naomi and Program Director Nick DeFord talk about the creative process as a woodworker and sculptor, from sketching to finished design, and how sometimes having a day job can be extremely beneficial for artists.
Naomi David Russo recieved her BFA in woodworking and furniture design from Maine College of Art in 2019. The following year she continued her studio practice through an Alumni Residency in the Woodworking and Furniture Design Department at MECA. Russo enjoys making objects that dependent on a functional interaction to reveal the concept of the piece. Currently, she works at New England Treads in Gorham, Maine and stays after hours working on her craft. https://www.naomidavidrusso.com/
You can see more of Naomi’s work on her website here – https://www.naomidavidrusso.com/ – and more about the Arrowmont AIR’s here: https://www.arrowmont.org/announcing-2021-2022-air/.