The Inside Out: Mark's Live/Work Boudoir

The Inside Out: Mark's Live/Work Boudoir

Jill Slater
Jan 23, 2006

(Originally Posted in March, 2005)

Mark lives where he works. He works for a well respected wood, silicone, resin, and jello sculptor--Daniel Wurtzel whose work he helps fabricate. He has also carved out a living space and a studio space for himself in what is, to his benefit, a 7,700 square foot former warehouse and small manufacturing facility in Williamsburg, a few blocks from the Bedford stop on the esteemed L train.

Mark submerges butterflies in resin by day, and builds furniture out of scaffolding or creates oil paintings by night. His art studio and living quarters are gigantic by New York standards and he loves having access to his employers welding tools...

Do you have an idea for a house tour? Let me know!

Mark's bed is an effort to contain all one's basic needs in close proximity to one another. The bed is versatile, on wheels, and has a computer station tethered to one end. It's basic design structure facilitates longevity as well as flexibility. It can, with a few minor adjustments, become a dining space, a lounge, a dj station, etc. The computer table on the end is good for jotting down your dreams immediately or watching your DVD's from the safety of your pillow.

Mark's experience with re-claiming construction materials has inspired him to salvage all the century old cross beams that are being ripped out of the roof of his home/studio when it is converted into condos.
Yes, The property owner/artist wurtzel has decided that residential condos are too good an idea to pass up. He is willing to forego his studio for space further afield. Mark, on the other hand, will take the beams, flee New York, and build his own "Brooklyn in the woods" on a couple acres of a hundred-acre family farm in virginia.

For more info on the scaffolding bed, contact mark: For more info on jello sculpting and other projects past and present, check out:

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