Watch woodworker Alexandra Climent at work

Narrowsburg, NY. Climent’s woodworking craft was born from her exploration of the breathtaking rare tropical hardwoods she found in the jungles of Central and South America.

| 10 Mar 2021 | 11:30

The second video in the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s 2021 Salon Series visits the Narrowsburg, N.Y., studio of woodworker Alexandra Climent.

Climent first discovered the powerful beauty of rare tropical hardwoods exploring the jungles of Central and South America in 2009. Since then, she has dedicated her life to sustainably sourcing these woods and bringing them back to New York.

Her woodworking craft was born out of her desire to simply highlight the natural aesthetics of these unknown and breathtaking species. Each piece she makes is a representation of the sublime beauty of this planet; and the responsibility she feels to showcase these materials justly. Alexandra is proud of her efforts in sharing the stunning power of these materials as well as active work in aiding the reforestation of the jungles she sources from.

The Salon Series features a series of short-form documentaries spotlighting three local female artists as they create new works of art.

The Narrowsburg-based filmmaker Oriel Danielson directs the series, which is part documentary, part artist talk and demonstration.

View this episode of “Salon Series | On Location” starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at

Up next: Mixed media artist Laurie A. Guzda of Hawley, Pa., is featured in the third and final “Salon Series | On Location” episode, debuting March 20.

About the filmmaker

Oriel Danielson’s filmmaking journey started in Israel and continued in Stockholm and New York City. He’s directed and edited dozens of short documentaries about art, culture and nature. Today, Danielson lives in Narrowsburg, makes films, reads theater, and writes poetry.

“I am interested in the tactile relationship between artists and their work,” he said. “My goal is to capture the process of creating an art piece in an authentic and intimate way.”

The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Essential information:
What: DVAA’s Salon Series | On Location
Second episode: Woodworker Alexandra Climent at Work
When: Premieres Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m.
Where: Streaming at
How much: Free to the public
Information: Call 845-252-7576 or visit