The Wharton Esherick Museum presented Poplar Culture: the Celebration of
a Tree, May 21-June 10, 2012 at Historic Yellow Springs. The show
featured the work of more than 40 contemporary woodworkers honoring
Wharton Esherick with pieces crafted from a single tulip poplar tree
that stood outside Esherick’s studio door. I was given 3 small limbs
from this poplar tree. Looking at photographs of Wharton Esherick’s
sculptures shown in Wharton Esherick, The Journey of a Creative Mind by
Mansfield Bascom, I found three sculptures that suggested spoon forms.
Each spoon’s design was an interaction of Wharton’s vision with my
fixation on spoons. Added information may be found
Fischer Sewing Cabinet Spoon – Tulip Poplar – 9” x 3” x 1.5” - $950 This
design reflects the hard geometric forms of the Fischer Sewing Cabinet. Photography by Jim Osborn.
This spoon was part of the
2015 Instructor Exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.
Exhibition Dates are May 18 – August 22, 2015.