Director, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
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This beautifully illustrated book focuses on art, philosophy and storytelling, yet is an entirely fictional story, blending the mythic worlds of fairy tale, fantasy, romance and adventure. It creates a bridge between literature, art world approaches to concept and narrative and craft traditions. The story is "illustrated" using an exciting new body of work by Binh Pho, which combines wood-turning, sculpture, painting and art glass. As the storyline explores collaboration, a diverse group of international artists were brought together to collaborate with the artist, Binh Pho on works of art that celebrate traditional craft materials and processes that redefine the boundaries of contemporary art.
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.