Bruce Mitchell has been working with wood for over four decades and is is widely known for his lathe­ turned vessels, sculptural tables, benches and abstract forms. In addition to books and catalogs, his work can be found in numerous museums and private collections throughout the United States. As Bruce’s early lathe work evolved from the austere, classic shapes of Asian ceramics into more spontaneous, one ­of ­a ­kind sculptural vessels, he began to expand upon the carving techniques he learned from his mentor J.B. Blunk in developing pure abstract forms from tabletop to monumental in scale. Among Bruce’s latest works is a series of wall­ mounted wood kimonos that represent his homage to that iconic art form.