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05-14-2014 11:41 AM
I enjoyed this article and thought you might as well. Original post found here: http://thefurniturerecord.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/sam-maloof-hes-dead-too/
Wendell Castle one of the fathers of the American Studio Furniture Movement. Born 1932; resides in Scottsville, NY. Ghost Clock 1985 bleached Honduras mahogany and stain.
At first glance, Ghost Clock appears to be a grandfather clock hidden by a large white sheet tied with a rope. A closer look, however, reveals a masterful deception: this entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany. With meticulous detail, Castle re-created in wood the contours of soft, supple cloth, then completed the illusion by bleaching the “drapery” white and staining the base of the “clock” a walnut brown. This work is the last in a series of thirteen clocks the artist created in the 1980s; unlike the others, it lacks an inner mechanism. Its haunting stillness and silence suggest eternity-the absence of time.
-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen