A Love Letter to Plywood

Two years ago, Tom Sachs offered his video “Love Letter to Plywood,” and we’re kicking ourselves for not catching it then. Thankfully, Tom has updated his piece, and this beauty is getting some fresh attention. If you haven’t seen it yet, click play to watch below. Sachs is a contemporary sculpture and installation artist, and the piece comes from a series of videos on studio practices called “Energies & Skills,” which are “required viewing” for studio artists and assistants. 

The updates include a some features on screws and drivers, as well as sandpaper. If you don’t know what “AC” means, or why plywood works so well for certain applications, this a great place to start. It’s a little dramatic, a little tongue-in-cheek, and all kinds of inspiring. 

Love Letter to Plywood. By Tom Sachs from Tom Sachs on Vimeo.

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