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Sean Brian McDonald is another friend of a friend who makes these little assemblages; he calls them Sweater Punks or Important Packages,” says Thomas. “The structures usually start out with scrap wood — a piece of construction or a fallen branch — and then he adds pieces of fabric and what I think is house paint. He actually studied music and is a drummer, but he knows quite a bit about the art world and is curious and experimental. I like working with people like that — artists who are making things some people think of as furniture but they think of sculpture, or architects who aren’t making buildings, but bags and picnic tables and knives.”