Ariele Alasko’s New Work Has Taken a Decidedly Adventurous Turn
If you’re one of the nearly half a million people who follow Ariele Alasko on Instagram, chances are you’re interested in one of three things: 1. Her dog, a Pitbull-Boxer mix named Mazie, who has her own Instagram feed and Design Milk column. 2. Her original woodworking claim to fame — i.e. graphic, chevron-like furniture pieces and headboards, made from pieces of lath, or the three-quarter inch slats of wood often found behind plaster when doing demolition in Brooklyn’s older townhomes. 3. The sculptural, unpredictable results of her carving, which, in the past few years, has yielded everything from spalted maple combs to chainsaw-hacked cedar candleholders. In recent months, perhaps prompted by a recent move from Brooklyn to the West Coast, Alasko’s sculptures have become even more adventurous: chubby, U shaped brushes; thick, bleached squiggles; chain-linked chunks of striped cherry. We reached out for images of a few of our favorites to share with you here today.