December 18, 2014

bamboo :: spoons

it was a long made plan of mine, to go to the gewerbemuseum in the city to see the exhibit "magie des einfachen". and so i went this afternoon, all on my own. it's not a big exhibit, but it is super special. seeing the many bamboo spoons made by one man. alvare abreu is carving one spoon a day, and has done so for many years now. standing there, taking in all the spoons, it's not just a wonderful sight, but it's almost as i was cutting and sanding and smoothing the bamboo, seeing before me. the exhibit is wonderfully curated and watching alvare abreu at work even just in this movie, made me wanting to carve too...

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