Dewey Garrett | Temple Orb

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Dewey Garrett | Temple Orb
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Temple Orb, 2012 | Dewey Garrett, Prescott, Arizona
Oak firewood, 9 x 8 x 8 inches

I was surpised when I first learned of the Sunol Water Temple in Sunol, California and even more intrigued when I first saw it. Situated in a field several hundred yards from nearby roads, the classical colonnaded structure is a peaceful and pleasant artwork that celebrates the delivery of water as in Roman traditions.

The 'Orb Temple' honors a gift of wood (firewood in this case) and the simplicity of the spherical form.
I am interested in the transformation and contrasts discovered through woodturning. The process of converting a featureless block of wood into a graceful, symmetrical form is always fascinating and full of surprises. While working at the lathe, all the details and color of the object are integrated into a spinning blur that reveals only its outline. At rest,
the same object can disclose complex details and dramatic coloring while
possessing an entirely different sense of motion.

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