Spontaneous, gestural, playful, absurd, and whimsical, tactile and threatening – these are just some of the words I would use to describe the work of Nicholas Weddell. From cups that are functional, but not daily-drinkers, to furniture that is not ordinary, Weddell causes us to stop and re-evaluate our paradigms about both. He snaps us back to the present. He turns everyday experiences into explorations. He turns a routine, such as drinking a cup of coffee or taking a seat in the parlor, into a ritual. While experiencing one of his works, the user can only be in the present.