R o b e r t M a n n i n g
Cherry and Holly
25" diameter x 5"
Weighs 30 ounces
Update: Marinara now has a starring role on the cover of a new publication
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photography by Robert Manning
Marinara won First Place in the Master's division at the 2011 Orange County Woodworking Exhibition.
Marinara has a custom stainless steel wall mount and is a cornerstone of my Flower Revolution series.
Eucalyptus and Holly
3 7/8" high x 9 3/4" diameter
Galaxy is one of the first pieces of my new Flower Revolution series, which is inspired by my camera work in the Santa Monica Mountains.
As you can see, my trompe l'oeil effect continues to inspire.
Radiata Fraxinus was exhibited at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California
May through October, 2011
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Radiata Fraxinus was exhibited with works by Sam Maloof at the 2010 Orange County Woodworking Exhibition in Costa Mesa, California. Radiata Fraxinus won three awards and was purchased for Orange County's permanent fine art collection.
Radiata Fraxinus was assembled and turned from a single plank of curly ash and is 25" diameter with a sculpted walnut wall mount.
Indigenous California White Oak
8 1/4" high x 9 1/8" wide x 8" deep x 13.5 ounces
Indian Summer won First Place and Juror's Choice in the Master's division at the 2010 Orange County Woodworking Exhibition in Costa Mesa, California. With three pieces entered, my work was recognized with six awards.
A full color printed catalog of the 2010 Orange County Woodworking exhibition featuring Indian Summer can be purchased here.
Indian Summer was turned from a centuries old majestic California white oak that once grew on the historic Camino Real. The final turning of Indian Summer was performed in total darkness through the 1.25" aperture. A tiny lamp was attached to the end of my hand-held carving tool, inside the spinning form, to indicate wall thickness by it's degree of translucence. The heart of the wood was positioned so that during the drying process the pith extended equally on each side of Indian Summer, a significant amount, to enhance the form.
Against the Grain Exhibit
Desert Flower, Liberty Radiata, and Ocelot Kayak were displayed with three works by Sam Maloof at the Cypress College Art Gallery.
Mulholland Agave Azul
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