A few of the Center's favorites are ready for your artistic interpretation. Get your crayons, get your markers, get your glitter — get started!
"Little did I know in 1990 as I worked on Walking Stool that I was making the signature piece of my career. The piece found its way into many 1990s publications, most notably, the cover of the original Wood Turning Center catalog of its collection; thank you Albert LeCoff. This was a very big deal for me at the time and it remains so. While I am happy that the concepts keep coming and my hands and eyes are still able to produce, it requires a lot of faith to anticipate another such spark." — Neil Donovan
"[My] inspiration has always [come from] a fascination with the natural world, particularly marine life, microscopic creatures, plants and fossils, which together offer a fantastic repertoire of imagery...The majority of my work is made from native kiln-dried timbers. Sycamore is my favourite as it has a pale, even grain to act as a blank canvas for my design and a wonderful translucent quality that makes the colours." — Louise Hibbert
"This was our second collaborative teapot. Michael [Hosaluk] made the pot and legs. When I studied it, I responded to the spherical shape. It reminded me of a balloon that was stretched to its limits and wanted to let out the air. I pictured a trumpet shape instead of a narrow pout for a teapot. From there the illusion grew with a mouthpiece and two valves. The painted imagery is meant to give emotion to the 'figure.' The typically unrelated objects of trumpet and teapot are brought together to create a new object that evokes humor and whimsy." — Mark Sfirri
"In the Congo, a nail fetish, or 'nkisi,' is a power figure carved of wood. It is often elaborated with fiber and other materials and covered with oil. An opening in the stomach holds substances that activate the fetish's magic. An 'nkisi' can protect, perform therapeutic rites, divine, and help maintain balance in the community. Hammering in a nail or a wedge of metal activates its power." — Robin Rice
Can you reassemble Jack Larimore's work, Natural Desire?
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