"Kiernan's pieces have a whimsical quality to them and are highly decorative and technically challenging."

-The Boston Globe 

"Michael Monroe, one of the country's leading experts on crafts, is the former curator-in-charge of Washington's Renwick Gallery... He found fine use of materials, as well as other qualities in David R. Kiernan's wall cabinet of English sycamore, ebony and bird's eye maple, another Fellows Choice work. 'It has a sense of form and ceremony,' Monroe says. 'The interior is as important to the artist as the exterior. There is a beautiful formal breakup of the space and fine use of materials and balance of the parts.' "
-Baltimore Sun

"Kiernan takes whimsy even further, in his "Synergy" chair, whose tall, skinny back nods to predecessors including Mackintosh and Wright. But neither of those masters would have had dyed red inlay zigzagging down the back, nor added intentionally mismatched finials as Kiernan has done, one red, one silver.


-Boston Globe