Stanley Clayne Sandström-Music Chair Sculpture Chair

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(Excerpt) Interview with Stanley Clayne Sandström : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : The main inspiration for this project is the flow of music. Music is a wonderful gift. Vocally, lyrically, instrumentally, or orchestration, music has the power to convey and arouse deep and tender emotions. Music can penetrate through anger, frustration, and hopelessness, and lift the musician and listener to a better emotional place. The influence of music is felt and seen everywhere, for good. Since I don't play an instrument, the Music Chair is my attempt to celebrate and encourage beautiful music. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : My wife and children play the piano. My eldest son David and his little sister Laura compose, from a very young age. Their music has deeply touched my heart. It is my simple hope that I can touch their heart, and others, with the things that I can do. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : I am an accidental artist with a small garage, and to recreate the Music Chair for others is cost prohibitive. That is why I am agreeable to licensing or other forms of manufacture. This Music Chair will be used by my wife to teach music to little children. We love the sound of little fingers learning to play music in our home. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : The Design of the Music Chair came quickly and in a single sketching session. When a design comes so all of a sudden and in an instant flow of inspiration, you know you're on to something wonderful. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : The Music Chair is all inspiration. A simple request from my wife is all it took to spark my imagination. The concept was simple and straight forward, no research, just get to it and get it done in time for Christmas. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : The Music Chair, I feel, is something unique and beautiful that should be shared and made available to the world. It would be delightful if someone, or some company, saw in the design of the Music Chair something that should be shared and made available to the world. It is beyond me to do that. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : Working with steel is something I have been doing since high school. Other than little steel rod sculptures for wedding cake toppers, this is the only time I have used steel as an artistic expression. All of my work with steel in the past focused only on the structural benefits of steel, not its beauty. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Stanley Clayne Sandström : My late father is the only "designer" that truly influenced this. Not because of his designs, but because of his life and example of loving servi.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Stanley Clayne Sandström on Music Chair Sculpture Chair at ]

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