34 Years A Wood Artist

34 Years A Wood Artist

May 17 2016

Artist David Scott has spent 34 years making beautiful wood furniture.

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The Birdman

The Birdman

May 17 2016

Tom Nilsson is a carpenter who loves woodcarving on his spare time.

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The Hurdy Gurdy Maker

The Hurdy Gurdy Maker

May 17 2016

Please meet Kurt Reichmann. He is a hurdy gurdy maker from Frankfurt, Germany. His passion to build this instrument and promoting it have brought him a Federal Cross of Merit and a Musical Instrument Museum which has the largest number of bagpipes and hurdy gurdies. Moreover, he sees himself as a promoter of cultural and musical history. It is very important to him to connect people from different heritage. It was an absolute pleasure to talk to him and be able to get a little impression of what he does and has been doing. Enjoy watching the film!

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Audacious

Audacious

May 17 2016

For two decades Bob and Lillian Bohlen have been on a mission to change the art world's perception of wood art, from craft to fine art. By supporting and challenging wood artists to find their unique style and explore new techniques, the Bohlens have been catalysts for the development of the wood art movement. They have collected 1140 pieces and given 870 to 17 U.S. museums. The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts recently put on "Audacious," the third exhibit of their collection. Here, the curator and the Bohlens tell the remarkable story of the wood art movement through the stunning work on display.

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The Balancing Man

The Balancing Man

May 17 2016

An optical fiber field engineer living in rural New England finds balance and connection in the old ways of woodworking. He demonstrates how anyone can make a dovetail joint with hand tools, and shares his insights on the role wood plays in our lives. While encouraging us to unplug and truly connect beyond our telephones, he discovers something he never realized before.

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Purpose - full

Purpose - full

May 17 2016

"I just feel good to be able to make things, help people, and bring happiness to them." Steven Peabody

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Humanidad & Madera

Humanidad & Madera

May 17 2016

Musicians, poets, luthiers, sculptors, weavers, artists and other workers of wood philosophize on the affinities between trees and humans.

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The American Archtop

The American Archtop

May 17 2016

Archtop guitar builder Dale Unger explains why wood is so important to the making of fine instruments.

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Crafting 21st Century Toys

Crafting 21st Century Toys

May 17 2016

justyna and matas are on a quest to make the perfect toy for children. something that bridges the gap between traditional wooden toys and new technology.

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Trust in the Wood

Trust in the Wood

May 17 2016

Artist Rita Dee of Bennington, VT uses driftwood to translate her love of horses into larger than life sculptures. This film highlights driftwood as a natural medium that captures movement and grace and elevates human experience.

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