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Winter 2013-2014

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Gil Arad's Japanese inspired screen

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Gil Arad (pronounced as 'Geal') is an Israeli woodworker. He recently finished building a Japanese inspired single-panel screen made from cyprus, cedar, and handmade rice paper. The piece is accented with a beautiful bamboo branch that serves as its focal point. I really like how Gil shaped the feet of the piece. He created diagonal facets that soften the necessary heft of this structure, allowing it to look lighter and more interesting. 

 


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MagGeorge wrote re: Gil Arad's Japanese inspired screen
on 08-01-2012 11:41 AM

The bamboo branch gives it an oriental feel.  Nicely done.