I thought I'd share with you some of my thoughts that led me to create one of my favourite recent pieces, now entitled 'Cascade', influenced by the never ending ebb and flow of water.
We all stop to study water. Its ever changing form creates an energy that affects us all.
Reflections of the world outside and within are a never ending fascination for me. I have allowed the wood to talk in all it's form and beauty, and reflect the movement and changes created by the water.
It was a real pleasure to be commissioned to produce a new carving to go in the home of my client on their new kitchen roof beam. The wood sculpture was commissioned to capture the essence of the four family dogs, and was to be immortalised in pride of place on their new kitchen roof truss.
Before and after shots of my lockdown project carving in cherry wood.
Robert Cox - Lockdown Project 2020
Cherry wood is wonderful for carving, having close grain, good figure and not too hard.
An opportunity presented itself when the house next door to ours (Findhorn) had a large cherry tree in danger of pushing the adjacent properties fence down. A decision was made to fell the tree so I quickly marked out the area of trunk that would be suitable to produce a sizeable sculpture.
In due course, the tree was felled and the marked out section of trunk was delivered down the drive, in fact rolled down, and was probably the best way to handle 50cm by 30cm, weighing well over 100cwk fully loaded with sap water and very green.