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Turning Wood Into Art is organized around five conceptual themes: Design, Material Esthetics, Process and Image, Storytelling and Tree Life. The links below allow exploration into these various themes. These sections of the website not only provide textual information about the impact of these themes on the Mason Collection. Additionally, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design has compiled video clips and "object movies" of certain artists and artworks from the collection to enhance the subject matter.

If you are not visiting the website at a museum terminal, you will need to download QuickTime to watch the video clips and object movies. Object movies provide a 360 degree view of an object. Drag your mouse across the object window to rotate the object around. Several objects can be tilted and viewed at multiple angles, as well.

The museum wishes to thank the American Association of Woodturners, Michelle Holzapfel, and Ron Kent for providing video footage for this section. Additional thanks go to the artists in the featured video clips.

Design
Material Esthetics
Process and Image
Storytelling
Tree Life