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Influences

The original design for each piece of the Kellams woodwork flowed directly from the mind of Thom Kellam and into the wood. These quotes from his writing show some of what influences him.

The Wood Age
"I am struck by the fact that mankind has been shaping wood into artifacts of utility, beauty and mystery since the dawn of the species. Before and during the Stone Age was the Wood Age. Wood is simply less durable than stone, so we find the arrowhead, but not the more important shaft and bow. I am mindful of this long tradition as I go about my work." Thom Kellam, 1988
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Honor the Tree
"The best way to honor the locally grown Cherry trees that lose their lives to make our boxes possible is to allow each piece of wood to freely express its character. Just as no two people have the same fingerprints, each piece of wood has a unique grain pattern. This respect for the woods own identity leads us to use a waxed natural oil finish to allow the wood to show the tree's true colors."
HO'ZHO'NI

"May there be beauty behind us,
beauty above us,
beauty below us,
beauty all around us,
in beauty we walk,
and in beauty we are finished."

Translation of a prayer of the Dine' (Navajo)
Gle' mask: The spirit of the forest of the Dan people of Ivory Coast
"The lightness and delicacy of the eagle riding a thermal above the studio inspires, as does the fluidity in motion of surfing all alone down the glassy face of a wave in the golden light of dawn."
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