Local woodworking artist Lisa M. Narloch of Wood Owl Original Designs brings her unique, rustic locally sourced art to the Cornell Botanic Gardens Nevin Welcome Center from March through August of 2017. Drawn to the imperfect, the unusual, and the weathered and broken, her art embraces the idea of giving new life to fallen trees. The discarded and abandoned wood that is utilized in her works is locally sourced by the artist or it is gifted by others. She does not buy or use any endangered, vulnerable or foreign exotics, only uses natural, food safe oils and waxes, and the sawdust is returned to the earth as mulch for newly planted trees in summer. This solo exhibit includes some rare examples of non-indigenous trees donated from the Cornell Botanic Gardens Collection.
With the mindful notion that “one good ‘turn’ deserves another”, Lisa gives back a portion of the proceeds of all of her art sales to various local non-profit organizations that touch her heart deeply.
This project made possible, in part, with funds from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
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