Little wooden statue

Lesley found this in a thrift shop some years ago and I just looked at it closely the other day. It seems alive. I get a tingle when I look at it. Like Lovejoy, the antique dealer/detective in the series of crime novels by Jonathan Gash. Lovejoy was a “divvy,” a person who could divine authentic antiques at a glance. Lovejoy would get dizzy, sometimes almost faint, when in the presence of a real and rare antique. I feel a bit of that at times with the occasional object. There’s an aura, like with this little statue.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Little wooden statue

  1. It seems very expressive. A piece of art this well-crafted establishes an instant link between artist and admirer.
    I saw a war club fashioned w/the likeness of a horse w/two wounds @ an art exhibit of Plains Indian art a few years ago that gave me the same kind of feeling.
    These moments are high points, in a quiet way, in the flow of our lives.

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