I flew to Atlanta over the weekend to attend the American Association of Woodturner’s 30th International Symposium, and (not surprisingly) while I was away, the other residents were highly productive and creative!

After considerable thought (and playfulness) about how to interpret crunch, Ashley crunched an apple between two pyramids. I’m guessing that wooden apple is crunchy, too!  Working on other collaborations, Rebecca burned a design; Katie constructed a tower. Photos by Amy Forsyth.

IMG_0140 copyApple painted gold, scaffolding added by Katie, initial words burned into the wood by Michaela revealed … Amy is next and is considering how to interpret her word: myth.

 

IMG_0131 copyWe are using the wood studio on the 4th floor of the UArts studio building, which is across Broad Street from another section of the UArts campus. To the left, behind the building with the red banners is our residence hall. Several blocks to the right is city center.  Photo by Amy Forsyth.

 

I would not have recognized this collaboration, if not for that bandaid! Michaela is working on it now.

 

IMG_0162 copyI’m the last to work on this collaboration; my word is reunion.  I began with reuniting part of the flower form with its underlying natural-color wood. The final collaborator will also add finishing touches.

This will be a short work week — Echo Lake collaborative at Bucks County Community College begins Wednesday. We will have lunch at The Center for Art in Wood, then join the other Echo Lake participants for opening activities.

–Betty J. Scarpino, Photojournalist