John Meyers and Duluth News Tribune celebrate the work of Bill Majewski.
Bill Majewski sat in the garage workshop of his home in Duluth’s Smithville neighborhood and fired up a small rotary tool sounding so much like a dental drill that it produced involuntary cringes among guests.
But instead of fillings and caps, Majewski’s work is turning wood into copycats of nature. He calls himself a carver but he’s also a sculptor, a grinder, a sander, burner and a painter. He turns pieces of butternut, basswood, cottonwood, tupelo and other woods into wildly realistic replicas.
Photo: Steve Kuchera / firstname.lastname@example.org
” They can call this “craft” all day long, however I must say that what Bill Malewski does with bits a pieces of wood is by all means, “Art”.”