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Robin Wood's CORES Recycled

The Center for Art in Wood

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Initially, they were the waste product of wooden bowls turned in an ancient technique by Robin Wood of the United Kingdom, an expert pole-lathe turner and author. Known for his historical and functional objects made on a foot-powered lathe, Wood keeps the tradition of pole turning alive. The leg-powered process Wood uses results in thousands of solid, round chunks – Cores – that get broken out of the center of the bowl at the last moment. Wood donated 100 Cores, which ranged in size from 2 x 2" to 3 x 4" to The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The Center sent Cores to two-score artists who agreed to the challenge of reworking them into new pieces of art. These works, shown here in more than 240 color photos, formed the exhibition – Robin Wood's CORES Recycled – by The Center for Art in Wood.

Size: 8 1/8" x 9 1/8" | 244 photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347832

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The Center for Art in Wood is a nonprofit arts and educational institution that, at its Old City Philadelphia location, features international contemporary art made from wood in changing exhibits, a museum collection showing the breadth of art created from wood and a research library. Incorporated in 1986, the Center has staged the annual Windgate ITE International Residency Program since 1995 for artists, photojournalists, and scholars.