After picking up my 6" jointer birthday present this morning (see
another post), I went to the "George Nakashima: Nature, Form & Spirit"
show that opened this afternoon at the Japanese American National
Museum in downtown Los Angeles. His daughter, Mira Nakashima, gave a
public talk and slide presentation and then signed copies of her book
by the same title. There was a 17 min. short version of a forthcoming
documentary film about him by his nephew.
The show is incredible! There were a couple of pieces that literally
took my breath away. There are several dozen pieces on display
(including a bench the public is invited to sit on), photographs,
personal effects, etc. This will be a show I will be going back to
often (it's up until January). I've already made a date with my wife
for Sun., Oct. 17, "An Afternoon with Sam Maloof" at the show.
If you live in or visit the area this fall, you owe yourself a trip to
see this exhibit.
Oh, it was a very good day for woodworking!