EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SUBLIME: THE ART OF MERRYLL SAYLAN
... 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
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...