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Turning of the Week February 5, 2024

Donna Banfield

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Dan Stevenson's Norfolk Wall Art is my choice for Turning of the Week. Dan has a long history of working with Norfolk Island Pine. He turns them end-grain to accentuate the five branch strands that are indicative of this species. In this particular piece, however, Dan has 'replaced' the natural five strands with another species - Padauk. The wood strongly resembles the natural branches in the wood.

But Dan doesn't stop there. He also embellishes his Norfolk pieces with woodburning symbology. In many of his pieces, as he did with this piece, he re-creates Polynesian patterns, which fit with the species of wood. Norfolk Island Pine grows in warm climates, like rainforests and in the South Pacific. Well done, Dan.

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Dan Stevenson's Norfolk Wall Art is my choice for Turning of the Week. Dan has a long history of working with Norfolk Island Pine. He turns them end-grain to accentuate the five branch strands that are indicative of this species. In this particular piece, however, Dan has 'replaced' the natural five strands with another species - Padauk. The wood strongly resembles the natural branches in the wood.

But Dan doesn't stop there. He also embellishes his Norfolk pieces with woodburning symbology. In many of his pieces, as he did with this piece, he re-creates Polynesian patterns, which fit with the species of wood. Norfolk Island Pine grows in warm climates, like rainforests and in the South Pacific. Well done, Dan.

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Awe shucks. Thank you for the honor Donna.
 
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A few days ago while looking through all the great work posted on this forum, I was trying to guess which one would be selected as turning of the week, and this was my guess. Congratulations Dan.
Thanks John. I’ve been away from the AAW a while now, but upon returning was excited to see so much fabulous & out of the box work being done & posted here recently.
 
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