walnut

A Way With Wood


When I first saw this console by the Japanese-American master woodworker and furniture maker, George Nakashima, I was, and still am, struck by the wonderful twelve-foot long expanse of wood that is the console top. It seems to be a celebration of the material, of the tree it came from—a warm-toned surface with a silky, nuanced grain and soft contoured edges, a surface that invites you to look, study, touch and run your hand along to feel it, even to tap it, hear it.
George Nakashima, wood, walnut, pandana, furniture

When Scents were as Precious as Gold and Wood carving told the Tale: The Adoration of the Magi


"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." (Matthew 2:11).
wood carving, adoration, Magi, walnut, panel, gold, frankicense, myrrh