A Walk in the Wood

"Most folks are immediately intrigued by the sculpture and think that it is made from three separate pieces wood that have been glued together," Chris said. "They are blown away when they learn that the sculpture started as one 600-pound block of wood that was turned, carved and finished all as one piece — no gluing!"

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Through the Arms of the Maker

This was the second sculptural piece Chris made in collaboration with his twin brother David for the American Association of Woodturners 2012 Annual Symposium held in San Jose, California. The base is a turned piece of black granite.

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Who's On First?

"I always got a kick out of the Abbott and Costello comedy routine 'Who's On First?'," Chris said. "So, I thought, I need to turn that into a piece of art." He got his opportunity when the American Association of Woodturners held its annual invitational exhibition at the Louisville Slugger Museum in 2000. "Every year they have a theme for the symposium. That year it was 'Step Up to the Plate.'"

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Thorn & Sphere

“I had ordered about 50 burls from the West Coast and, out of all the burls that were shipped, this one had a horrible shape, had a branch growing out of it and was just ugly.” Chris said. “I wasn’t happy that my supplier shipped it to me. I turned all of the other burls but could not figure out what to do with this one.”

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