The Daily Spoon--An Artist Makes a New Wooden Spoon Every Day for a Year

How do artists stimulate their imaginations? Some artists engage in a daily creative process--a discipline that compels them to create something along a theme. One Pixar animator makes a new superhero every day. Nick Scalin made skulls every day for a year. Other artists photograph miniatures or decorate coffee cups.

For Stian Korntved Ruud, an artist from Norway, it's wooden spoons. Every day for a full year, he plans to make a wooden spoon:

By repeating the production of a spoon every day for a longer period of time (365 days), the goal is to challenge and explore a spoons aesthetic and functional qualities. I make all the spoons in a traditional way with only hand tools. The point of this is to actively cooperate with the material, in this case wood. In a modern industrial production the machines overwrites the wooden structures and natural growth pattern. When using manual hand tools my hand collaborates with the wood structure during the forming process. This underpins all the spoons unique qualities.

Some of his spoons may be impractical, but all of them are fun. Click on Continue reading to view more.

-via Foodiggity


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