Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled:
Exhibition and Fundraiser
November 2, 2012 – February 16, 2013
About Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled: Exhibition and Fundraiser
Robin Wood of the UK is an accomplished pole turner and author, known for his historical and functional objects that help keep the tradition of pole turning alive and in front of the public. The leg-powered process Robin uses results in hundreds or thousands of solid, round chunks that get broken out of the center of the bowl at the last moment. The refuse of this process is known as a CORE. The CORES fundraiser was inspired by Robin’s installation in The Center’s Challenge VII: dysFUNctional exhibition (2008). He submitted a pile of CORES, representing the remainders of bowls turned over a two-year period, and a video, documenting how bowl turning on his pole lathe results in heaps of CORES.
The CORES, of various woods, are unique in color, size and shape, depending on the interior shape and diameter of Robin’s bowls. They range from 2” x 2” to 3” x 4.” Many are hand-sized; a few are the size of two hands. Robin Wood donated to the Center 100 cores to be used for this exhibit. The Center sent out a core to select artists unseen who have agreed to rework and turn the Core into a new piece of art. Sales of the work exhibited in Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled will go to benefiting the Center’s 2013 programming.
Garry Knox Bennett
Zina and Sorin Burloiu
Michael de Forest