During a recent visit to NYC I was able to stop by the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on 110th St. in upper Manhattan. If you are ever near Central Park, have a visit as it is well worth it. Inside are numerous old and contemporary works of art including George Nakashima’s Peace Alter, which if you are not familiar with, is one of 3 current Peace Alters built from a 300-year old Walnut tree. It was Nakashima’s goal to have one on each of the 7 continents. You can read more about it on the Nakashima Foundation website. It’s been something of goal of mine to see the table in person and it does not disappoint. To give you a sense of scale the table is maybe 8’x10′ and the top is about 2″.
And my favorite sign of all time…or at least of all the signs I’ve ever seen at a church.
On a side note, this is the 4th anniversary (approximately) of starting this blog. Here’s a link to my very first post, Bookmatched Walnut Slabs. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by. It’s been a fun 4 years!