The passion and inspiration that I derive from creating unique and interesting pieces from natural, salvaged wood from our forest property known as The Stiks, is the very essence of almost all my wood sculpture. This piece was designed with an hourglass profile like a traditional European lighthouse that was built to withstand massive ocean waves. The centre was hollowed out to enable the light within to shine through the spiral lines of the sculpture and create shadows on the walls and ceiling. The retention of some rugged, natural sapwood provides contrast in texture and colour.
Stunning work. Demonstrates a high level of skill. Draws out the essence of the timber.
From Guy Breay’s sustainably managed forest at his property, ‘The Stiks’, he selects salvaged timber for carving. He is attracted to the texture of old gnarled and twisted wood, especially tree stumps and dead branches that already have interesting shapes and movement. Breay’s carving styles constantly evolve and reflect the life experiences.