Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions / Contemporary Expressions
by Kevin Wallace
Director, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
- ISBN – 0-9759162-0-3
- published by the Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
- text by exhibition curator Kevin Wallace
- format: softcover
- dimensions: 9” x 9”
- 76 page plus cover / 94 color plates
- publication year: 2004
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Celebrating Nature presents the state of the art of craft. These artists work in materials the earth offers—wood, clay, metal, stones and natural fibers—to create work that presents the wonder and beauty of the natural world.
This catalogue is a snapshot of contemporary craft. These leading and emerging artists create work that will influence future generations. The works in this publication are a marriage of tradition and contemporary expression, folk art and modern sculpture.
About the Author
Kevin Wallace is the Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, California. He is a regular contributor to numerous international publications and has guest-curated exhibitions for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport and the San Luis Obispo Art Center. Previous books include Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions, Transforming Vision: The Wood Sculpture of William Hunter, 1970-2005, River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho, and Moulthrop: A Legacy in Wood. Wallace has co-authored a number of books, including New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art, The Art of Vivika and Otto Heino, Contemporary Turned Wood: New Perspectives in a Rich Tradition, Baskets: Tradition and Beyond, and Contemporary Glass: Color, Light & Form.