- Impressive oeuvre from artist and wood turner Ernst Gamperl
- A 230-year-old oak tree is turned into a series of delicately made vessels and sculptures
- A lavishly designed publication stages the finely photographed objects and vessels
- Text in English and German
For the internationally renowned artist and wood turner Ernst Gamperl, the dialogue with the exceptionally vital material of wood is a source of creative inspiration. He works it with a technique bordering on magic and embraces its natural drying-out process in the design of his pieces, giving rise to impressive, powerful forms. Ernst Gamperl’s most extensive work in wood to date was created from a 230-year-old oak tree uprooted by a hurricane. In an ongoing process lasting 10 years — the Lebensbaum (Tree of Life) project — he transformed this mighty tree into a unique ensemble of 97 differently formed vessels and objects, one of which was awarded the famous LOEWE Craft Prize in 2017. The publication is an impressive documentation of the artisanal-artistic work process as well as the Lebensbaum project in its entirety.
Text in English and German.
- Arnoldsche Art Publishers
- 2nd Aug 2021
- UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East, China non-exclusive
- 315 mm x 225 mm
- 256 Pages
- 195 color