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  • Using a computer has changed the work in two important ways: it is smoother, physically lacking the materiality of the handhewn pieces; and imagery has changed.

    Cherie Louise Turner: San Francisco Galleries: Collages of Calculated Chaos

  • Inside, the place was lined with handhewn logs, a fire was crackling in the big fireplace, and, except for a man who turned out to be the owner, “not another human in view.”

    Here We Go Again

  • Royan spread her drawings and photographs and reference books on the rough table of handhewn planks that Hansith made for her.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • Inside, she discovered the remains of a large garden, a patio with a well, a dilapidated house with a collapsing viga roof, dangling handhewn wooden doors, and adobe walls that were crumbling back to dust.

    Portrait of An Artist

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  • There's a bunch of old handhewn log cabins that's been falling down ever since I recall . . .
    --Raymond Chandler, 1943, The Lady in the Lake, chapter 11

    September 4, 2009