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Wood Turning / Wood Carving Exhibit at the Smithsonian (Renwick Gallery)

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Blog entry by Scott R. Turner posted 1301 days ago 2387 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The family popped into DC yesterday at my request to visit the exhibit of the Bresler Collection of wood turning and carving. It was not a huge exhibit—about 50 pieces—but each of them was unique and in general the level of craftsmanship was awe-inspiring.

The exhibit link has nice shots of all the pieces, but here’s a few of my favorite pieces as shot on my cell phone—I forgot to bring the real camera.

I hope that titillates your interest! If you’re in DC make time to go see the exhibit. (And while you’re there, see the Maloof chair on the second floor.)



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therookie

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#1 posted 1301 days ago

Now this is some truley amazing work. I love them let me know if you want to get rid of them. LOL JK

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#2 posted 1301 days ago

Very nice. I went to the Renwick years ago when they happened to have a Maloof exhibit. I remember watching a video on his work and sitting in one of his chairs. I was inspired but never hoped to do any wood work. What an amazing journey life is!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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