My path to enlightenment appears to be rather random. LOL I am discovering the woodworkers path, and the sculptors path as well as architechs and others can be lumped into Art?
Found and interview with Krenov. It was great, he was a true Lumberjock! Always called himself an amateur (sp?). A catagory he liked to be in. He talked about others who may have been more “well known” but differed from him. He may have enjoyed what they created but not their process in creating. William Castle didn’t care about the piece after it was done, just creating it?
I recomended Krenov to a woodworker friend via examples of cabinetry. he got one of the books written by Krenov. Thought it was philosophy. Guess it can be considered that. James Krenov was encouraged to write those books by others. He said that he talked the words which is different than thinking the words. But he is my first mentor. As with others his words rang true in my feeling part of why I like wood.
For me, I think too much. My strength and weakness. I analyze too much, again a strength and weakness. Found by reading the interview, that my way of behaving is a lot like Krenov’s, only hope my visions in wood can materialize, half as good as his.
Thomas Tieffenbacher/AKA DocSavage45
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher