The moving wood-work of Jay Nelson

Updated: May 17


For years the modern nomadic lifestyle movement has taken off and campervans all over the world ave been rebuild, upgraded and recreated. And although there are many many great examples, it seems nobody has outdone the moving wood-work of Jay Nelson.



Jay Nelson, living and working in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, California, takes making vehicle-dwellings (and other structures for that matter) to the next level. With his work he has inspired many world travellers, artists and designers alike.

“A window is a way of directing a persons gaze towards a view or an idea I want to share. I use Furniture to influence interaction with a space an art work or another person. The roof and walls encourage privacy, intimacy and inwardness. lighting draws the gaze.”



Nelson is interested in architectural forms because of the weight they carry in our lives—on the most basic level providing us with a safe place to rest and think, but also determining the way we interact with each other and create a frame for the outside world. While working through projects he considers the different pieces of a structure, how these parts are arranged and what they represent.


Not only vehicles, but his structures include anything from customized vehicles, water-crafts, treehouses and different kind of, to spaces with the intention to exhibit his paintings and drawings. 



http://www.jaynelsonart.com/