Baseball is the quintessential American game. In fact, many non-Yanks I know, look at the game, and wonder at its pace, its simplicity, its invisible complexity, and scratch their heads.
Full disclosure: I am not a baseball fan. But I love beautifully worked wood sculpture.
Vincent Kohler’s series, Turnaround has just a hint of irony. He turns wood on a lathe in seemingly endless combinations creating baseball bats you have never seen before.
Utilizing more than classic maple to create his pieces, Kohler presents us with objects of desire beyond a baseball player’s obsession. He suggests art in the object as well as the game.
As the season comes down to the end of summer, it seems just the moment to present Kohler’s work, with only the slightest tongue in cheek.