The University Record, September 25, 2000

Photo stories: Surgeon-turned-sculptor displays work

William Smith, professor emeritus of surgery, has been sculpting in wood for nearly 20 years using sumac, manzanita and what he calls the ‘Cadillac of wood,’ black walnut. During his days as an active faculty member, he says, ‘My wife always knew when I had something on my mind when I’d go down to my workroom and whittle away.’ Smith’s whittling is on display in the main lobby of the Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. through Nov. 16. Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services