“Look at them. There are your true philosophers. I think that Mack and the boys know everything that has ever happened in the world and possibly everything that will happen. I think they survive in this particular world better than other people. In a time when people tear themselves to pieces with ambition and nervousness and covetousness, they are relaxed. All of our so-called successful men are sick men, with bad stomachs, and bad souls, but Mack and the boys are healthy and curiously clean. They can do what they want. They can satisfy their appetites without calling them something else.”― John Steinbeck
We live in a world that moves faster than humans were designed for. As a byproduct we are extremely wasteful and disconnected from each other and the earth we live on. Inside each of us we know there is a better story calling us to reclaim the landscapes and lives we were created for.
A.D. Hogan is artwork to repurpose our waste and reconnect us to the wild. Each statement piece is an original. There are no shortcuts in the process. Each work is created with dozens to hundreds of handcrafted pieces of reclaimed lumber. Art calls us to slow down and anchor us to those transcendental values of goodness, beauty, and truth found right here on the earth around us.
Every good story embraces the restoration of what should otherwise be lost.
Available at Artisan Forge Studios in Eau Claire, WI