WOODWORK MAGAZINE

H. C. WESTERMANN: MASTER CARPENTER OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS

April 2003

 

The great 20th century artist Horace Clifford Westermann (1922-1981) has always been regarded as an artist's artist: a hardworking idealist with a vast body of work filled with good ideas...

EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SUBLIME: THE ART OF MERRYLL SAYLAN

JUNE 2002

 

... I returned to look at it again and again... the more I did the more I began to realize that it was its peculiarities -- smallness of the saucer, the largeness of the cup, the awkwardness of the spoon, and the richly colored (but somewhat unappetizing) surface -- that drew me in, creating a personal, even tender relationship with this humble [wood]turning.

TILMAN RIEMENSCHNEIDER: MASTER SCULPTOR OF THE MIDDLE AGES

OCTOBER 2000

 

Five hundred years ago, Tilman Riemenschneider made some of the most articulate and sought-after carved wood sculpture of his time. Since that time his sculpture has gone in and out of style; it has been stripped, repainted, and rebuilt; an altarpiece was even nailed shut for almost two hundred years...