Puls exhibits nationally through the American Craft Council and in private galleries. Recent exhibitions include Rocking Chairs‚ at the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, and the 35th annual Celebration of American Crafts, at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, as well as numerous one-of-a-kind furniture shows. He is also an Iowa native.
Awards in numerous national student competitions encouraged David Puls to pursue his vision of furniture made from alternative materials. …I made the decision to forego working in traditional hardwoods and instead chose to use the new engineered wood products available. These included plywoods, particleboard, laminated veneer and oriented strand lumbers. Each material is unique and allows great freedom in form and structure. My furniture designs grow from understanding both the structural properties and the aesthetic possibilities. The imagery I use is a reflection of my surroundings, subject to change, and not intended to be taken too seriously.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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Art furniture; Wood (Plant material)