Ingrained Culture, Robert Lawrence. Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
I am a traditional artificer, wood carver. I specialise in life size and life like figurative sculpture for architectural and garden ornamentation. I make Life size public memorial statues and life size effigies for private garden memorials. All my work is exclusively made from Scottish sustainable, legally harvest timber and supplied with 'Grown in Britain' and 'Scottish working woods' labels.
My name is Robert Lawrence my craft is born from trade and I have an inherent ability with wood. I am a traditional artificer working in Aberdeenshire. I’ve spent my working life with property and architecture, it’s maintenance, improvement and development.
I am advocating the reintroduce of wooden ornamentation into architecture and in particular the outdoor spaces adjoining buildings. Good ornamentation will induce a powerful emotional response to a building. Figurative sculpture has been used to manipulate human emotions for thousands of years and to ornament every kind of building. I make figurative ornamentation that reflects today’s society and values. Nothing I make is expensive. I’m passionate about environmental responsibility and the potential of Scotland’s woodlands.
All my work is exclusively made from sustainable Scottish/British grown and legally harvested timber. Everything I make is labelled with ‘Grown in Britain’ and ‘Scottish working woods’ guarantees.