George Nakashima

George Nakashima

Each flitch, each board, each plank can have only one ideal use. The woodworker, applying a thousand skills, must find that ideal use and then shape the wood to realize its true potential.More George Nakashima quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When trees mature, it is fair and moral that they are cut for man's use, as they would soon decay and return to the earth. Trees have a yearning to live again, perhaps to provide the beauty, strength and utility to serve man, even to become an object of great artistic worth.More George Nakashima quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There must be a union between the spirit in wood and the spirit in man. The grain of the wood must relate closely to its function. The abutment of the edge of one board to an adjoining board can mean the success or failure of a piece. () Gradually a form evolves, much as nature produces the tree in the first place. The object created can live forever. The tree lives on in its new form. The object cannot follow a transitory “style”, here for a moment, discarded the next. Its appeal must be universal. Cordial and recMore George Nakashima quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
After a year of doing general farm work, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible.More George Nakashima quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It requires a genuine fight to produce one well designed object of relatively permanent valueMore George Nakashima quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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