Earth materials 2023
Philip designs and makes seating and feature sculptures with form, flow and texture a priority. English Oak is a favourite for outdoor work as it’s durability and presence in the landscape is almost unrivalled. He employs a variety of tools and methods to achieve his work, from chainsaw to gouge and mallet. The texture and contrast arrived at through scorching is a large element of his work, adding atmosphere and soul.
Philip has recently completed a scholarship supported by the Queen Elizabeth Scholorship Trust, training with Alison Crowther with whom he has worked as an assistant for many years. The scholarship focused on highly skilled hand carving techniques, as can be seen in his ‘Workmanship of Risk’ series.
A large portion of Philip’s work is inspired by or in response to emotions and challenges we all face as a part of life. His ‘Darkness Within’ series, which represents the acceptance of dark emotions and feeling of anger or sadness, and his wall pieces, which tell a story of journeys made or just beginning are examples of this work.
His work takes opportunity to provide form for the natural beauty and variety of wood to be displayed and appreciated.
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