''Over the years of designing and building custom furniture for clients, I imagined merging art and furniture together to create something that has not been seen before. The vision of my work was not realized until hours of drafting and curving lines to create its form in life-size scale.''
Irish-Canadian artist, Ryan McCormick, has been a custom furniture builder for over 26 years. Gaining his experience and skills building high-end furniture at one of western Canada’s best and most-respected custom manufacturers, Ryan quickly became a very skilled craftsman in his trade.
After years of building countless pieces of high-end furniture, he has now furthered his designing and artistic skills to create furniture like no other. With his own line of art that emphasizes artistic form over function, these unique, one-of-a-kind sculptures are made with the utmost skill and design.
There is simply nothing in comparison in the art world at this time. With his vivid imagination, Ryan conjures up a genre of art all on his own and takes the viewer into another world. His training as a custom furniture builder began at an early age, although his artistic skills have been life-long. ''My art is a reflection of the love I have for creating something beautiful, that has me shaping and forming from different species of woods. Each species has a different grain, pattern and colour that can be used on certain parts of the piece. Walnut explodes in color when lacquer is applied and can almost take one's breath away.''
Ryan was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and continues to live here with his wife and two children.