Dylan Loftis is a craftsman, illustrator, and occasionally a teacher for a workshop or two here and there. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University in Spring 2015 with a BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Most recently, he began the Master of Fine Arts program at Virginia Commonwealth University for Craft/Material Studies. If you would like to contact him, please do so through the link provided below.
My work is a noticing and a return - a good old-fashioned call and response.
An understanding and a becoming.
At present, the noticing is on brokenness and the response on reparation. The work is filtered and guided through my background in traditional woodworking and furniture design.
A lifetime love of comic books, storytelling, and illustration refuses silence, and it escapes in bursts as I work intuitively through design and material. A newly discovered love of writing finds meaning in that intuition.
It’s impossible, even irresponsible, for me to notice and question the brokenness around me without questioning the brokenness within me. It’s cyclical. The noticing becomes self-examination; the response becomes self-discovery.
By leaving my surroundings in a more secure, joyful state than I found them, I am assured of the following:
They have been revived; given the opportunity to thrive once more in my absence.
I am leaving better too.