The Wharton Esherick Museum presents Poplar Culture: the Celebration
of a Tree, May 21-June 10, 2012 at Historic Yellow Springs. The show
features 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. These spoons are for sale only after May 20. Added
information may be found
Photography by Jim Osborn.
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