Wood is a living material, captured in time by its carbon content. carving wood leads me into the grain structure and character of each piece.
A beech branch falen off a tree in Altyre Woods where I lived. I carved in a studio next to a field with two horses in. The natural shape of the branch lent itself to the structure of the horses neck, whereas the outcome was a mixture between Irish Cob and Arab Stallion.
Picture will appear soon.
A fallen oak from the Altyre Burn in front of
the main house. Sir William, the Laird of Altyre, observed how the
fallen tree root got transported to my workshop and was intrigued by
what kind of form would come from that oak. Sadly he died before it was
finished and I would like to dedicate this sculpture to him.