Martin Turner - Woodcarver & Sculptor
Made to commemorate the obscenity of the Battle of the Somme, 1916, JIMMY lies among the detritus of war. The life-size skull and helmet are one piece of sycamore; a pool of silver from the empty eye socket runs in a tear down the cheekbone. A line from Siegfried Sassoon’s poem ‘Absolution’ lies across the mud: ‘The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes, till beauty shines in all that we can see’.
Sycamore and black walnut, silver, Welsh slate plinth.
THE SWALLOWS BOWL
As the leaves are blown off the branch and swirl around the rim of the bowl, they gradually change into swallows. When the change is complete, the birds land on the branch for the cycle to begin again.
All in one piece of sycamore.
A commission for
The Irving Lipton Collection, California, USA.
CHRIST IN GLORY
Commissioned by Mr. Clem Shepherd in memory of his wife.
Limewood and rosewood; head, hands and feet lightly bleached.
East Coker Church,
UP, UP AND AWAY..!
A private commission designed to have a special significance for its owners.
Limewood, purpleheart and glass.
In the possession of
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Leathes, London, UK.
AT THE SIGN OF THE PARROT
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - © 2008
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