At the end of summer 2022, I had the opportunity of taking on some large Ash and Beech tree stumps that had fallen in storm Eunice of that year.
Ive always had a fascination with human depictions throughout time and having practised my own carvings throughout the years on small figures I was confident enough in my ability to create larger life scale forms.
My biggest source of inspiration I would say was the Moai figures on Easter island. The fact they have been carved and lined up in a very mysterious manner really captivates me.
I worked on this project for just over a year, through all elements of the weather. The transformation of the tree stumps to human form was greatly satisfying and an experience I thoroughly enjoyed.
You can see these figures at the Exchange in Penzance and The Newlyn gallery. All four figures are available to buy individually or as a set.
Please dont hesitate to get in contact if you would like more infomation on them and pricing.