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Historic Woodworker Videos #39: Leslie Garland Bolling created dignity and beauty in award winning wooden sculptures

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 05-17-2018 04:07 PM 270 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In the last three months, I have researched and put together a video tribute to another woodworker, the 56th in the series. This video focuses on an African American sculptor in the 1920s named Leslie Garland Bolling. He captured the dignity and beauty of his family and friends in small eight-inch wooden carving. The research pulled me into the Harlem Renaissance – which was a joy and revelation for me.

This video can be found at https://vimeo.com/272948181 Hope you enjoy.

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom



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