A few years ago, I was looking for an office chair, something that would work for my art studio and couldn’t find anything. Then I remembered that I really loved mid-century chrome chairs and something clicked. I purchased several chairs then set about to reupholster them.
I asked the Holy Spirit to help me pick fabric to make unique chairs. Each fabric was coordinated so that each palette was unique. I had the sense these chairs were of value, but I didn’t fully understand nor did I expect that God would have a specific person for each. As I began to reupholster each chair, the mystery began to unfold. I discovered that each chair was unique because each owner was unique.
I then remembered that when I went to Munich in 2015, the Lord spoke to me about how He has a place for me at His table. A place that only I can fill and that if I don’t sit in my chair, He misses me. That my chair is unique to me, that I will love sitting in it and that I can’t just look at it. I have to approach it with reverence, confidently sit up to the table of the Lord, and partake. I painted a picture of that imagery during my time in Munich and then as soon as I got home, I began to recover chairs, so that each person would have their own place at the table as a practical reminder of a heavenly truth.
I see these chairs as representative of identity. Each chair has a story, specific to the owner. In the same way that I approach all of my artistic expressions, upholstering involves prayer, listening, and a heartfelt desire to encourage the owner while partnering with the Holy Spirit in every aspect of design. Each chair is named, and has a story with it. Due to the personal nature of this custom work, I’ve chosen to include testimonials with initials only. Occasionally, there will be chairs that are available, not commissioned, but for the most part, this is commissioned work.
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