Christy Oates combines the ancient craft of marquetry with algorithms from google analytics, dovetailing tradition with technology to create these kalidoscpic Marquetry designs. Christy is currently exhibiting as part of the 40 under 40 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
“As an artist and furniture maker with a background in manufacturing, I’m inspired by digital making combined with traditional woodworking techniques. I use computer-aided drafting programs and computer numerical control (CNC) machines like laser cutters and CNC routers to create my work. I am most interested in questioning where the boundaries of art and manufacturing meet." Christy Oates