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Michael Ferris Jr., Toufic. 2010

Ultimately my main motivation is to transcend and transform the discarded wood into something that is very well-crafted, beautiful and most importantly an expression of my subject's--and my own--psychological and spiritual inner self. Inlaid gaming tables from the Middle East as well as the influence of my Lebanese heritage have played a particularly important role in the aesthetic formation of my work.

Design: Michael Ferris Jr.

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