Vivian Chiu is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in the Furniture Design department. An individual that likes to push herself mentally and physically, she believes in the value of hard work, a philosophy that drives many of her designs. Much of her work is a mixture of sculptural and functional, and shows her interest in the materiality of wood. She draws inspiration from artists such as Martin Puryear, Anish Kapoor, Tom Friedman and Richard Sweeney.
She also had a nice bunch of photos on her site, the one below particularly caught my eye as a Gerhard Richteresque shot on a trainline. This image applys the same effect Richter uses in his painting method to transform a photo into a mere memory