Art relating to, or using, wood, such as statues, carvings, bowls, driftwood, etc
Preserving the art of traditional Japanese woodcraft – Part 1
Today we look at the ancient types of Japanese carpentry and woodwork. The unique skills to construct everything without the use of any glue, nails, or electric tools are in danger of being lost. But there is a growing movement keep them alive. Image: Fine Arts Museum, Boston.
Reflection: Wood Workers
Isn't it wonderful to watch an artisan at work, especially if they are working in wood which I love. Reflect on those who can turn a glorious gift of a tree from nature into a beautiful work of art. Image: Les raboteurs de parquet (1876) by Gustave Gaillebotte (en.wikipedia.org)