Born in 1944 in New York City, Gus is a blend of technologist and artist. His father was a machinist and merchant sailor and his mother a painter from a Breton farming family. The result allows Gus to excel at both ends of the personality spectrum.
He started in the U.S. Submarine service in the Western Pacific
as Periscope Photographer. After the service he attained a BA
in Finance and an MBA in Info Systems. So it is no surprise
that his designs have a firm root in engineering and science.
Itís also no surprise that he turned into an avid sailor, with
thousands of miles of blue-water experience under his belt.
Yet, at the same time, it is apparent that this artist is fluent
in mixing curves and diagonals, as well as mixing opposites
and contrasting elements. Much of his drive and inspiration
comes from the silky feel of well-sanded wood, or the surprise
of splitting a log and seeing a great and interesting grain
Then comes the time-consuming task of translating artistic designs
into the reality of finished wood pieces. Some ideas emerge
from his workshop quickly, others take days and even weeks of
experimenting and fine-tuning.