Apprentice Carpenter Annie Rentz | Meet The Team

Kennith Bogan

Setting up a property will take not just technical ability and know-how, but requires a higher diploma of artistry as well. It is not surprising then that most members of the Hammer & Hand crew possess a vivid streak of inventive talent. Painters, actors, musicians, authors… Just about every person on workers has a passionate hobby or creative aspect-gig outside the house of function.

One these types of person is Apprentice Carpenter Annie Rentz. Both equally an illustrator and a musician, Annie has usually been drawn to the art of constructing. “This is one thing I have usually required to do,” states the California indigenous, “even when it did not necessarily make sense in my everyday living.”

Before transferring to Portland, Annie lived the 1st fifty percent of her everyday living in Santa Cruz, California, where she expended a lot of her free time hiking, backpacking, and camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Getting realized to engage in guitar when she was 12 years outdated, Annie devoted her 20s to a passion for audio. She liked years of enjoying dwell in nearby Portland venues nonetheless, like numerous of all those now shuttered phases, Annie’s desire to execute grew quieter. “There arrived at a stage wherever I just obviously didn’t truly feel like executing anymore,” she claims, her voice coloured with nostalgia but absent any trace of regret. “It just felt suitable.” She continue to reaches for her instrument in the privacy of her house, but no lengthier performs are living. Instead, she now expresses her abundant artistic impulses through developing and drawing. Her artwork nouveau-influenced pen perform evokes the aesthetic of vintage French lithographs, taking care of to straddle the line between baroquely ornate and elegantly minimalist. Wonderful in its organic complexity, the fragile borders and centralized goddess figures pay out homage to the late 19th century Parisian theatre posters popularized by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha.

The European influence in her artwork comes, potentially, from getting lived a cumulative 3 years in Spain more than the system of her lifetime. Owning been launched to the nation through a examine-abroad method, Annie fell in like with its lifestyle and men and women. She goals of just one working day remaining capable to split her time concerning sharing foods with her good friends in Spain and tenting with her father in the Eastern Sierras.

Immediately after a decade of various encounters, dwelling on two continents, creating a living bartending although actively playing new music, Annie made the decision to very seriously study her longstanding want to function in homebuilding. She was drawn to Hammer & Hand in unique due to the fact of our skills in historic preservation construction — and since our site showed photos of our entire crew, which she discovered personable and approachable. In spite of not imagining she experienced a great deal of a shot, she asked for an informational interview and was instead available a place. Three decades afterwards, Annie has absent from dreaming about developing houses to turning into a qualified and beloved member of our carpentry group!

An artist of eclectic skill and talent, Annie is most fulfilled when she gets to perform on a project from start out to end, looking at a property evolve from a dream to a fact. “When my 1st undertaking was carried out,” she confides with a smile, “I even cried a tiny.” It is precisely that form of enthusiasm and financial investment in setting up that can make the Hammer & Hand crew stand out from the rest!

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