Dressed For Dinner, by Malcolm Zander

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Dressed For Dinner, by Malcolm Zander
2,400.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 27 @ 15:59UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #140
Dressed For Dinner
Pink ivory wood, compressed cherry, freshwater pearls
7.25" x 5.25" x 6.75"

Malcolm Zander
Ontario, Canada

Well known for his almost impossibly thin and delicate turned-wood forms, Malcolm Zander brings a scientist’s precision and an artist’s eye to his work. Born in New Zealand and now living in Canada, Zander retired from his first career as a biochemistry professor in 1999. Winner of several awards, including the Niche Award and the Ontario Crafts Council Award of Excellence, his work has been exhibited in numerous juried and invitational art shows in the United States, Canada, and South Korea; he also has work in museum, private, and corporate collections.

A PDF outlining the process behind the creation of this piece may viewed by copying and pasting this link: http://malcolmzander.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/dressed-for-dinner.pdf

"I began woodturning in 2000. Obviously I have a lace fetish. This I blame on Binh Pho, whose seminar in Albany I attended in 2003, after which I immediately went out and bought a dental drill and compressor and airbrush. The lesson is to attend as many woodturning conferences as you can, because you never know where one demonstration may lead you.

I am very interested in form, seeing different manifestations of form in wood, fiber, glass, and ceramic art, and I am exploring these differences and similarities in my art, together with the influences of texture and color.

Woodturning for me is a very rewarding pursuit, because in a relatively short period of time one can produce something of real beauty. Of course, from the sweep of the Grand Canyon to the structure of a microbe to the form of a flower, the greatest artist of all is nature. We cannot compete with nature, but we can be inspired by it."