Photographer: Jennifer Causey
Ariele grew in Monterey but moved to NY. Now she works as a builder, making reclaimed furniture and beautiful cheese boards. She builds from old used wood giving it a different shape.
I grew up in California, and blindly moved to New York seven years ago when I was accepted into art school for sculpture. I instantly fell in love with the grungy part of Brooklyn, and within a month, we had moved into Bedstuy. I have lived in the same apartment for five years now, which has given me plenty of time to slowly “fix” a few things around the house: de-carpet stairways, tile in kitchen… you name it!”
“I studied as a sculptor, but have always had a propensity for making sculptures that fit into houses.”