Saturday, May 23, 2009

The hands of the master are still.


























Master craftsman Sam Maloof passed away at his home this past Thursday evening.




















Sam remained active and engaged with life for all the ninety three years the Lord allowed him to be on this earth. In an age where mass production threatened personalization in furniture, Sam used his God-given talent, enthusiasm and perseverance to prove that it is possible to make a good living at the intersection of art and commerce.

Thank you, Sam, for making the world a little more beautiful while you were here. Your legacy is more than the furniture you made, fine as it is. It is also all the people you inspired to aspire to excellence.

Photos by Gene Sasse. Used with permission.

1 comment:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So sorry to read of your loss....He sounds like he was a WONDERFUL Craftsman and such an inspiration, too....He certainly comes from a time when people too such great pride in what they created...That too, is a dying Art. RIP Sam.