Robert George in his workshop, Towcester, UK
Portrait © Gavin Wallace
What connects Robert to his material? Usually a piece of rope as thick as your index finger. Working at height as an arborist for over a decade, studying, climbing and being in contact with wood in its rawest form – day in, day out and come rain or shine –
gives the British wood artist a unique relationship with the work he creates.
Provenance is at the heart of every piece, the journey from camaraderie and brilliant team work on site to insular and meditative in the studio is encapsulated in his work and self-taught methods of working - following intuition and reflecting upon his own experience of how his material presented itself to him and how this may be perceived in the wider world.
We have three very special pieces that have been part of the IVORY pop-up exhibition
during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2022. It will be soon available online!