Boost your creativity with this awe-inspiring book of small wonders from wood artists all over the world.
Artists united by the Center for Art in Wood were posed with a challenge to create a work of art to fit within a 1-inch cube. You will gain an intimate look into their vibrant community as the artists share personal stories behind their creations. Each one celebrating the significance of what brought them together—one by one by one …
Get the signatures of some of the best known names in the wood arts field—all in one place.
Alan Adler Dixie Biggs Michael J. Brolly Phil Brown John J. Carlano Sharon Church Ally Crow Mark Del Guidice Luc Deroo David Ellsworth Douglas Finkel Amy Forsyth Dewey Garrett Laurent Guillot Susan Hagen Doug Haslam Daniel Forrest Hoffman Michelle Chase Holzapfel Michael Hosaluk Todd Hoyer and Hayley Smith Michael Hurwitz Beth Ireland Ray Jones Bonnie Klein Yuri Kobayashi Jack Larimore Yoav S. Liberman Steve Loar Robert F. Lyon Rebecca Dunn Penwell Gord Peteran Michael Peterson Peter M. Petrochko Hilary Pfeifer Carl Pittman Dean Pulver Jeannette M. Rein Fred Rose Joshua Salesin Norm Sartorius Betty J. Scarpino David Sengel Eric Serritella Mark Sfirri Tommy Simpson Randy J. Stromsoe James Thurman Holly Tornheim Philip Weber Hans Weissflog Jakob Weissflog Kimberly Winkle Malcolm Zander
INSPIRATION AND BEAUTY AWAITS
“I learned that people can become profoundly moved in ways that we makers can only hope for through our work—but rarely get to experience.”
David Ellsworth (North Carolina). Spirit Form, 2019. Hickory Burl. 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. dia. Photo: John Carlano
“As a creative maker, I believe that every experience I have shapes me and, subsequently, shapes each piece I make.”
James Thurman (Texas and Turkey). Layers of Memories, 2018. Thurmanite® (layered recycled paper and eco-resin). 5/16 x 1 in. dia. Photo: John Carlano
“I’ve rarely found the answers to be as interesting as the questions, the destinations to be as interesting as the journeys, or resolution to be as satisfying as anticipation.”
Doug Haslam (Canada). Rattled—Container for a Mystery Object, 2018. Assorted woods, marquetry, mystery object. 1 x 1 x 1 in. Photo: John Carlano
“Albert continues to challenge our creativity and abilities to push the limits of interpretation in whatever area we work in.”
Michael Hosaluk (Canada). Lucky Looney, 2018. $1 coin and wood. 1 x 1 x 1 in. Photo: John Carlano
“I hope no one ever unrolls it.”
Michelle Chasse Holzapfel (Vermont). Scroll for Albert, 2018. Paper, cribbage pegs, ribbon. 9/16 x 1 x 1 1/4 in. Photo: John Carlano
“I am so grateful for anyone who has spent their time with a helping hand for their fellow beings.”
Tommy Simpson (Florida). Howdy Heart, 2018. English Elm. 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. Photo: John Carlano
“During our residency at the Center, we found that collaboration was an artistically enriching process.”
Todd Hoyer and Hayley Smith (Arizona). Untitled, 2018. Maple, rusted steel wire & paint. Signed “THS”. 1 x 1 x 1 in. Photo: John Carlano
“I relish hiding difficult ideas and intense emotional content in a place where they’re unexpected.”
Susan Hagen (Pennsylvania). Gorilla, 2018. Carved linden and oils. 1 x 1 x 5/8 in. Photo: John Carlano
“Albert’s enthusiasm and advocacy helped to move the field from function to decorative art.”
Norm Sartorius (West Virginia). Spoon, 2018. Bloodwood. 1 x 1 x 1 in. Photo: John Carlano
“Without the encouragement, I probably would have given up.”
Michael J. Brolly (Pennsylvania). “A Gift For Albert” AKA “What I Have Learned About Turning in Thirty Five Years Compressed into a One Inch Cube”, 2018. Box Elder. 1 x 1 x 1 in. Photo: John Carlano
“The Center has served as a place that protects and fosters creative pursuit, creative refreshment, and creative output.”
Kimberly Winkle (Tennessee). Temple, 2018. Polychrome poplar. 1 x 1 x 7/8 in. Photo: John Carlano
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