Initially, they were the waste product of wooden bowls turned in an ancient technique by Robin Wood of the United Kingdom, an expert pole-lathe turner and author. Known for his historical and functional objects made on a foot-powered lathe, Wood keeps the tradition of pole turning alive. The leg-powered process Wood uses results in thousands of solid, round chunks Cores that get broken out of the center of the bowl at the last moment. Wood donated 100 Cores, which ranged in size from 2 x 2” to 3 x 4” to The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The Center sent Cores to two-score artists who agreed to the challenge of reworking them into new pieces of art. These works, shown here in more than 240 color photos, formed the exhibition Robin Wood's CORES Recycled by The Center for Art in Wood.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
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