Monday, August 31, 2009

Sam Maloof

The other day the husband came home with the October issue of Fine Woodworking, the cover of which was dedicated to Sam Maloof, who died in May at the age of 93. Maloof was entirely self-taught and is considered one of the world's premier contemporary craftsmen. He was once quoted as saying that he had a desire "to work a piece of wood into an object that contributes something beautiful and useful to everyday life."

I'd say that he accomplished that, and then some.

Photos from Architonic

1 comment:

  1. I just watched a documentary on Sam Maloof's life and incredible woodworking! Oh how I enjoyed it...a feast for the eyes....I should have been asleep hours ago but stayed up and am richer for it. What a gift to have been made aware of such a fine human being. I see his work and want to touch it and even imagine "finding" his work perhaps in an antique store, not recognized by the owner and "discovering" it hehehhe...a fantasy. Again, thank you.
    P.S. Also, what a joy to see the strong women/wives as independent pillars working beside him!
    Christine Wiznuk from Toronto, ON Canada


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