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The Master artisans showcasing the natural beauty of wood

Michelangelo Foundation - Newsletter, June 2019

Of all the materials available to artisans, wood is perhaps the one we can identify with most. Like us, it grows, it needs food and water, it’s affected by weather, disease and trauma, and it dies at the end of its life. No wonder this beautiful natural material is an inspiration for so many craftsmen and women. Whether turned, carved or sandblasted, used to make furniture or artistic pieces of marquetry, wood always has a story to tell – a story expertly teased out by the master artisans who have made it their material of choice. 

Bastien Chevalier, wood marquetry in Sainte-Croix

The contemporary style of this wood marquetry artisan based in the Swiss Jura is inspired by graffiti and the work of artists including American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock.



25 June 2019