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Band Saw Box

1972 Arthur Espenet Carpenter Born: New York, New York 1920 Died: Bolinas, California 2006 hyedua wood assembled: 8 3/4 x 16 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (22.2 x 41.0 x 18.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of David L. Davies and John D. Weeden 1998.130A-L Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

“Never use a compound curve where a single sweep will do---never use a prefigured mathematical shape when a spontaneous one will do.” Art Carpenter, Fine Woodworking, November/December 1982

Luce Center Label

The unique curves in Band Saw Box have become one of Art Carpenter’s trademarks. He saw that other woodworkers were experimenting with band saws to make abstract sculpture and decided to apply this technique in the construction of boxes and drawers. He exploits the curves that the band saw allows by cutting rounded drawers into solid, laminated blocks of wood.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - hyedua