Roots: The Artist's Voice
For artists who work in wood, the theme "roots" opens up many possibilities. There are the literal roots of the trees that provide the material they work with, there are woodturning's strong roots in traditional craft and practical life, and there are, of course, more personal roots: the evolution of their own work, family or personal lives.
The artists in this international invitational exhibit are professionals, most with work in respected museum and private collections. For many, their work is rooted in an uncommonly strong connection to their medium; woodturning at this level requires deep practical knowledge of tools, techniques and an amazing diversity of woods, as well as artistic talent and dedication to the creative process, but also, ultimately, an intimate understanding and respect for the essence of wood itself.
[Description courtesy of the AAW Gallery of Wood Art]
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Contact: Tib Shaw
Address: AAW Gallery of Wood Art
222 Landmark Center
75 5th Street West
St. Paul, Minnesota
Web Site: http://www.galleryofwoodart.org