For two decades Bob Bohlen and Lillian Montalto Bohlen have been on a mission to change the art world's perception of wood art, from craft to fine art. By supporting and challenging wood artists to find their unique style and explore new techniques, the Bohlens have been catalysts for the development of the wood art movement. They have collected 1140 pieces and given 870 to 17 U.S. museums. The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts recently put on "Audacious," the third exhibit of the Montalto Bohlen collection. Curator Dean Lahikainen and the Bohlens tell the story of the wood art movement through the stunning work on display.
This documentary was sponsored by the International Wood Culture Society (woodculture.org) and the World Wood Day Foundation for a Zooppa project.