In fact, he was an artist long before he started writing and directing films and era-defining TV series’: Lynch studied at the Boston Museum School and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in the late 1960s and it was here that he envisioned his first ‘moving painting’ – a multidimensional painting beneath a moving projection titled Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times) (1967). This multimedia work marked Lynch’s first foray into video and filmmaking.
Lynch has also been designing furniture for many years. In April 1997 he presented a furniture collection at Salone del Mobile in Milan and his film Lost Highway released in the same year features some of his furniture designs as well as his own Frank Lloyd Wright home.
“Films and furniture are based on ideas. You get an idea. And then you’re hooked.” said Lynch.