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Honoring the Tree Spirit from Andrew Hunter Furniture/Sculpture

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Andrew Hunter began his career as a master furniture maker through a self-imposed apprenticeship with a small collection of Japanese hand tools. In this way, he explored the woodworking traditions of Japan, China, and early America, spending over a year on blade sharpening alone. In Japanese Shinto tradition, he also learned how to merge his own spirit with those of the trees giving their lives to the pieces he builds. Today, in his Accord studio, Hunter creates furniture that bears a uniquely Asian and Colonial aesthetic, and invests himself in the entire process—selecting woods, building, carving, and forging hardware entirely by hand.