Taiga Elemental

“International woodwork star, Brent Comber, has made delivery of a new work (to the Duthie gallery Sculpture Park) –  a massive double sculpture that will stun visitors…. Two 8 x 8 chunks of a giant sitka spruce trunk form the Taiga Elemental’s imposing mass. With bulging but smoothed whorls and treatment in a black, tar-like stain, the pair speak of organic life swirling into existence in the depths of time. But standing upright as monuments they also carry the gravity and mystery of the Easter Island moai or Olmec colossal heads. This is a piece that will invite much contemplation and discussion.” Elizabeth Nolan,  Driftwood  (photograph by David Borrowman)