Monday, March 18, 2013

Wood Gone Wild

Lowery Stokes Sims, the curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, has always been fascinated with woodworking. She said wood is the ultimate material for an artist's direct approach to a material. Sims spent hours researching how to work with wood for a new exhibit. She found that wood was very easily transformable in the hands of artists. On March 19th, a new exhibit will be on view in the museum called "Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary, Art, Craft and Design." One of the coolest projects in the exhibit is a smooth seated chair with random wood fragments. Ian Spence and Cairn Young used computer-aided technology to create the fragments for the chair. The artists' inspiration was the chaos of nature.

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