With this piece, Conch, planned in advance – the wood alone was left for over a year to dry – we wanted to record the process of creating a sculptural form from start to finish.
This commission started with a large and very heavy piece of Robinia wood that had been growing in our clients garden and had been felled. This piece had been kept to be made into something special and so had been given to us.
After some thought of what to do with the piece and considering its overall form, we felt its organic nature leant itself to that of a shell. Using pictures, we planned out the design with drawings.
The very long process of carefully carving, hollowing and shaping the shell from the lump of wood is sped up. Enjoy the transformation.
Here is the result.