Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Art in Motion

Art in Motion is the name of an exhibition just opened at the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia, and features the work of German woodturner Siegfried Schreiber.
"Schreiber combines minimalism with an understated elegance that moves and rocks with the lightest touch." (WTC)
While most woodturners approach bowl design with some stability in mind, Siegfried takes a different attitude to what a bowl should be. They are most definitely not designed to sit inertly on a table and hold things, and it is no surprise that his website is divided in to sections for Kinetic Objects, Sensual Sculptures and Meditation Objects. Some beautiful ideas are shown there, and like his work, the website is wonderfully minimalist though I would have liked to see a video clip of some of the kinetic works. Do take a look - it might lead your own woodturning in new directions. Leave a comment and tell us what you think of these works.


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2 comments:

Dennis Laidler said...

My post at http://dennislaidler.blogspot.com/2007/02/siegfried-schreiber-woodturner.html
has links to two short YouTube videos showing Siegfried Schreiber's exhibition at the Woodturning Centre

Derek Andrews said...

Thank you Dennis. Those videos are well worth a look for anyone who wants to see the kinetic sculptures in motion and learn more about the sensual sculptures.