Balanced Carpentry is the comprehensive vision of Asheville carpenter and artist, Bryan Lemmel, who stands poised with one foot rooted in the cultural significance of an ancient craft and the other in the visionary possibilities of the ever evolving tomorrow. He will build a classic oak staircase then turn around and construct dynamic sculptures using only the leftover scraps. Framing and finish carpentry frequently combine with geometry and physics in these works to create structures large and small that stimulate the imagination with their unique resonances.
Learning the trade at a young age from his grandfather, Bryan knows that carpentry represents more than just nailing boards together. It is intertwined with home and family and self actualization. Afterall, at the heart of carpentry is the potential to create spaces that not only protect and shelter us, but allow us to experience life more fully and intentionally. Remodels literally transform a house and directly address the evolving needs of its owner, whether it be an extra bedroom when its time to grow the family or a more open floor plan to accommodate larger gatherings. When the practice of carpentry is rooted in creation and not production, anything is possible. Balanced Carpentry strives with each project to be the builder that can bring any idea, no matter how simple or complicated, to life.
While one aspect of Balanced Carpentry is concerned with accurately turning 2D sketches into 3D reality, the artistic side is constantly working to discover what inputs might impart higher dimensional qualities onto a 3D sculpture. Varying degrees of rotation, light, color, and an ongoing fascination with unique geometries combine to create one-of-a-kind interpretations of the concepts that govern our universe.