Works of art in wood are a portion of RAM’s collection that has grown in recent years. RAM’s wood collection already features remarkable examples of contemporary furniture by artists such as Garry Knox Bennett, Wendell Castle, and John Cederquist. The museum has begun to develop its holdings of turned vessels from artists such as Mark Lindquist and Edward Moulthrop. Adding to these artists exploring the natural characteristics of wood itself, are innovators such as Dorothy Gill Barnes, Robyn Horn, Po Shun Leong, Michael Peterson, Tom Rauschke and Kaaren Wiken, and Takako Saito who have pushed the material to new configurations and challenged concepts of contemporary sculpture.
Below is a sample of RAM’s growing wood collection.