Baby oven

We are having a baby! Holey Moley! Mieka is growing a human! She’s a baby oven! A cosmic email download box! So much exciting to fit into one year. Due date is March 9 and we can’t wait for our little daughter to be brought into this world.  It isn’t easy, and sometimes it isn’t pretty. Plenty of arguments, and debacles have occurred. Mieka has felt much pain and discomfort, but thru it all time washes over these things and a beautiful new life begins to grow.   

i wrote down these words one evening sitting next to Mieka at the hot springs. From our room there you can hear the flowing water just beyond the bedroom wall. It’s a magical place. 

 “She is a starship. A galactic vessel transporting precious cargo from the cosmos to this place called earth. And I, her co-pilot. Exciting time as we prepare for arrival of this star seed. New life, with new eyes, ears, and mind that will experience a world far different from the one we have. But we are merely time travelers, making our way from then till now. Waiting on our next ship to come in.”

 

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Aspen Grace

Aspen Grace is a Childrens Park and Sculpture garden. Named after the first child born at Eagle Point.   

 

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This project has been an all time high for me. It is the first opportunity someone has asked me to create something permanent.  

When finished The Park will consist of 8 sculptures, and a dozen other functional features.  

On a basic level the park consists of  a place for children to play, families to gather, teens to wander, and elders to stroll.  A children’s park for children of all ages.

On an artistic level the park is multi disciplinary, dualistic, and well balanced. Consisting of Two main themes, masculine/feminine, and cycles/seasons. 

The Park is located in a 1/4 mile stretch of trees splayed between ski runs, with a Bike path weaving thru the middle.  It is best accessible from the Aspen Crest area. 

You can experience the Park for yourself at Eagle Point Ski Resort.

 https://www.eaglepointresort.com/

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Droplet

 

Droplet is the 2nd installment within the Aspen Grace children’s park & sculpture garden. 

Standing at 10ft tall and 4ft deep droplet’s function is to be a reading nook, chill space, nature observation & meditation station.

On the surface, Its simple. A wooden box with a cutout. Made from locally sourced and milled Utah lumber. However It’s form holds deeper intrinsic concepts...

Droplet is equal parts masculine & feminine. The exterior structure is a strong rectangular monolith reaching up towards the sky, while the interior negative space is a warm curved womb. Together they make up a well balanced shiloutette exemplifying the visual, auditorial, and emotional beauty of the nature surrounding it. One, two, or even four people can fit inside at One time.   

Nestled in a pine, fur, and aspen forest Aspen grace Park is splayed by two ski runs, and intersected by a bike trail.  Droplet and other sculptures allow for an intentional, or accidental encounter with time spent in nature. 

 

Imagined by Prescott Mccarthy  

fabricated by Prescott & crew : Matt Yerge, Sandor Joza, Joseph Blake, Dax Clifford

Funded by Shane Gadbow

summer 2018, Utah

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The experience:  

After years of seed planting, and a month of conceptualization, we built droplet in 4 days. The lumber was sourced down in the valley in a town called beaver Utah. There is a local mill there that had been running since the 80s. They donated all the slat wood for the cause.  We fabricated droplet out of 2x4 framing and 1/2” ply. we then wrapped everything in Tyvex to waterproof. 8 inches of gravel was poured at the base of the install for water drainage and we set 4x4s from each corner 2 feet into the ground and poured concrete Pilons.  The most fun part next to seeing the finished product was driving it the two miles from the warehouse  up to its resting place in the forest. Using a 12k vertical reach forklift we drove it right up the two lane highway. Once we made it to the ski slopes we rose droplet 60 feet into the air with a few of us in it and ate a lunch of kipper snacks and crackers with a fabulous view 6 stories up. (-;  (all pics below) 

once installed we sealed the wood with Tounge oil and placed two color changing solar lights at the base. 

You can experience droplet for yourself at eagle point ski resort.  

 https://www.eaglepointresort.com/

😊💧✌🏼 

 

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thanks for the love Dwell Mag!

Dwell recently posted a spread for The Butchers Daughter, showing off my woodwork.

∆ ceiling, and countertop built by yours truly, with the help of fantastic friends of course!

Backyard haven

Aka My favorite room in the house. We had a scrappy dirt slope of a backyard when we moved into our home in Eagle Rock 3 years ago. So I decided quickly to upgrade us to deck level. Complete with sunset views, and a fully functioning bathtub. 

All built with reclaimed lumber.

Eagle Rock, CA Fall 2013

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Butchers Bar

It took 3 structural roof beams to fabricate this bar in Venice. In order to have grain side out I cut about 20 2ft pslabs with a chainsaw, and we glued them together.  It took about 4 days of planing and sanding to get it to its final look.  

The Butchers Daughter / Abbot Kinney / Venice, CA Crew: Prescott McCarthy, Benny Beats, Fall 2015

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Outdoor Shower

For July 24th weekend Mystic hot springs throws a music festival. I built a number of projects for the event and this was I think my favorite.  Pallets are where I originally started building so it was fun to bring it back... But with a little extra flair. 

Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe Utah July 2015

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Rawtopia!

I was commissioned to build ten tables at Venice vegan restaurant Rawtopia.  If your ever on the west side go grab a bite, and a bucha, and check em out! 

Rawtopia Fall 2015

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Backyard Villa

A dear friend Randy Sosin commissioned to create a wooden structure in his back yard in Los Angeles. it was placed on top of an already existing slab of concrete and would house a hot tip and good times.  It was completely built from deconstructed roofing slats. 

Los Angeles, CA Crew: Prescott McCarthy, Switch, Kirill Simenichik, Zach Dragovich January 2015

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On top of the world.

The feeling of freedom is so easily obtained for me when I am in the forest.  These were two installations I built at over 9000 feet on top of a mountain in southern Utah for the event Roots of the rocks.  

The first was a 8ft diameter wooden teepee. 

The 2nd was a natural built earth art sculpture made from sticks and branches creating space for a heart shaped mandala made from an array of natural materials including:  flowers, leaves, charcol, copper, and much more. 

Location: eagle point ski resort July 2015

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McCarthy co. Moustache Wax

I made a batch of 50 mustache waxes in 2013. It was a text I did to try out marketing, product design, and sales. Needless to say it was a fun learning process.  The ingredients list was very simple:

 Unaltered beeswax from SLC, UT
Virgin Coconut oil
Juniper berry extract

It was a successful project, the only issue I had with it was it didn't keep the stash stiff for long enough.  It is tough to get a good stiff product without using any artificial ingredients like petroleum jelly.

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