Ekmark is an entrepreneur and owner of Recovered Calling, where he sells custom geometric wood art. He started working with complex, three-dimensional artwork in high school, and his unique style transforms reclaimed lumber into geometric wood art that creates a kaleidoscope of patterns and colors.
Before pursuing this passion in 2017, Ekmark worked as a registered nurse at an emergency room. “I wasn’t dreaming big enough, I needed to let go of past conceptions and just go for it,” he stated in a press release.
His work is inspired by M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as architecture, sacred geometry and vector patterns. No two pieces of his art are the same, and the intricate, complex designed often yield a 3-D effect as Ryan’s vision helps bring out the individuality and depth in each piece of weathered wood.
See his beautiful art yourself at his art reception, where hotel guests and art fans from all over North Texas are welcome to attend the event, meet the artist and browse his collection. The free reception will include craft cocktails and food for purchase.
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Bring a friend or date to admire the beauty of Ekmark’s work, or bring your wallet to upgrade your home decor! Either way, you’ll have a great time.
Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where the iced tea can never be too sweet and everyone does their makeup before going to the grocery store. She has her master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and she loves talking about her passions: writing, shopping and reading murder mysteries. Follow her on Twitter @sydnimellis to see her latest stories on fashion, entertainment, travel, lifestyle and local events–and to see 500+ pictures of her two blonde babies.