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Nancy Romalov - Woodworker
I started woodworking at the age of 54 after decades in academia, which, while satisfying in many ways, did not feed my passion for working with my hands. Twenty years have passed, and I have not once looked back.
The relationship of hands, tools, and trees inspires and drives my creations, which range from the small (hand crafted Christmas trees) to the large (dining tables or wall-sized bookshelves); from the whimsical (cabinets with hands and feet) to the spiritual (menorahs and music stands).
A practitioner of wabi-sabi listens to the material, letting its story unfold.
My work is informed by Japanese art and architecture and the concept of “wabi-sabi”, defined roughly as an aesthetic that incorporates the imperfect and the transient. A practitioner of wabi-sabi listens to the material, letting its story unfold. When possible I harvest and mill the wood I use myself, which allows me to truly enter into this dynamic.