Today we’d like to introduce you to Garie Chavez.
Hi Garie, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
It all started when I was 19 years old in 1982. Living in Glendale at the time, newly married, with no furniture, I decided to build my own coffee table and dining table, chairs and an entertainment center. Fast forward to 2015, I started collecting wine and liquor bottles to repurpose as candle holders and centerpieces. Then I started to recover logs from weathered down trees, individual homeowners and tree services allow me to create 100% sustainable, repurposed live edge wood designs. This prevents some logs from being taken to the landfill. I combined desert live edge wood and wine bottle and turn into functional art. Today, I create live edge fractal art charcuterie boards, magnetic knife and firearm holders, guitar hangers, fractal wall art, wine and spirit flight boards, live edge dining tables, accent tables, front entry tables, coffee tables, sofa tables, wine bottle centerpieces and candle holders.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting a business on your own always has its challenges. There are costs incurred from buying equipment, power tools, supplies, marketing and attending shows. It’s hard work every day. The key to it is have the passion and the love for what you do and the rest will follow. I was always told that you to have prospect every day and reinvent yourself.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I have been designing live edge wood creations and upcycled bottle art since 2015. My creations include live edge wood designs, fractal art, functional art, epoxy inlay, resin table, live edge guitar hanger, live edge furniture, charcuterie board, magnetic knife holder, magnetic firearm holder, upcycled bottle art, wine bottle art, liquor bottle art, candle holders, centerpiece art, repurposed art, home décor centerpieces, wood art designs, fractal wood art, bathroom essentials, kitchen essentials.
What do you do, what do you specialize in? I specialize in fractal art design on live edge wood. It is a process of applying 20,000 volts of electricity to the wood surface recreating a lightning strike in slow motion as well as unique abstract figures, tree and vein-like shapes. It is sealed with high-grade epoxy inlay with choice of any color ink.
What sets you apart from others? Patience, persistence, passion and attention to detail are the key ingredients to my work. My goal is for my clients to have a piece of art that they cherish, and know that it is truly one of a kind and made especially for them. Not one art I create uses CNC machine. It’s handmade and made in Arizona.
My plans for the future is to have my repurposed art to be at every household all over the world. I am looking forward to have my live edge fractal art guitar hanger go to all of my Rock star guitarists of my generation who has inspired me to play guitar. That would be so cool!
- Live edge charcuterie boards $200
- Live edge tables $800-$1800
- Live edge dining tables $2,000-$5,000
- Live edge magnetic firearm holder $200
- Live edge guitar hanger $135
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://www.gccreativeworks.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gccreativeworks/
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- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEeukuVXHjFjrT3WYVm_dow
- Other: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/made-in-arizona-gc-creative-works-turns-wood-into-fractal-art-with-electricity