‘The Wave’ Bench
This bench is called The Wave because, Michael says, “the saddling of the seat is wavelike and the structure of the legs reminds me of ocean piers built to withstand strong waves.”
ELM (SEAT) AND WHITE OAK (LEGS) 16D X 72W X 15-1/2H
– Michael Puryear, Shokan, N.Y.
From Fine Woodworking #285
Artists give campus trees a new life
When some beautiful old trees were removed to make way for a community garden at SUNY Brockport, Professor Jason Dauenhauer reached out to the campus-wide Art Placement Committee, chaired by Professor Jennifer Hecker. Together, they got a grant to commission artists to turn lumber from the trees into benches, to be installed across the upstate New York campus. Some 20 artists submitted proposals for the benches, and seven benches were chosen. To see more on the project, check out Gallery: Campus trees get new life.