Today we’re excited to introduce you to Mel Sage. Mel is a Woodworker and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Mel below.
Hi Mel, so great to have you join us again. For folks who might have missed our earlier conversations, can you please take a minute to briefly introduce yourself?
My name is Mel Sage and I’m an artist and woodworker focusing on sculptural wooden art inspired by topography.
What are you looking forward to most now that things are starting to open back up again?
I’m so looking forward to art shows and markets again! It’s been so long since I’ve been able to participate in these types of things and I can’t wait to interact with people face to face and showcase my work.
Have you participated in any in person shows recently?
I was the featured artist at Culture Brewing in Solana Beach during the entire month of July. It was so great occupying some public space again! I’m participating in the Mission Fed Artwalk in Little Italy on October 2nd and 3rd. I’m really excited for that one. I may be showing at the Renegade Craft Fair in LA at the end of November as well, so there’s a lot going on and a lot to gear up for!
Are there any other projects you’ve worked on this year that you’re excited about?
I was asked to commission three large pieces for the new Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas earlier this year. That project was really fun and I was so excited to create some pieces for a highly frequented commercial space.
Any big goals for the remaining half of this year?
I’d just like to finish out this year strong and create as much new work as I can for the markets I have coming up!
Thank you so much again for sharing all of this with us. Before we go, can you share with our readers how they can connect with you, learn more or show support?
One of my biggest things right now is connecting more with the local community! I moved to San Diego right before the pandemic hit so I wasn’t able to integrate myself and my work initially. People can follow me on Instagram at @sage_woodworks and can visit my website at www.sagewoodworks.org.