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About Martin PiggMuch of the wood Martin Pigg works with either comes from dead or diseased trees, some of these specimens give the most fantastic grains and shapes to work with and are all sourced locally in Norfolk. You can see just by looking at his work he has a terrific resonance, love and understanding with the wood he uses.
Exhibition History of Martin PiggMartin Pigg`s Exhibitions
Norfolk Open Studios, 26/27 May, 2/3/4 June and 9/10 June 2012
Martin will be taking part in the 2012 Norfolk Open Studios at Bowers Farm, Rocklands St Peter, NR17 1UL.
Royal Hampton Court Flower Show 2011
In 2011 Martin was commissioned to create a sculpture for the `Copella Plant and Protect Garden` designed by Sadie May Stowell at the Royal Hampton Court Flower Show.
Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail 2011
In 2011 Martin exhibited at the 6th Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail entitled `The Journey` which celebrated the creation and building of a Mediaeval church similar the one in Bergh Apton. `The Journey `reflected that taken by mediaeval pilgrims and builders of churches using some 16 garden and other staging posts connected by footpaths and tracks through Bergh Apton village and the Norfolk countryside.
Biography / CV of Martin PiggMartin Pigg`s travels to New Zealand have had a huge impact on his work. The ancient Maori culture and in particular the ethos surrounding the traditional Koru has inspired Martin`s work with its message of life, new beginnings and regeneration.
Martin Pigg says, "The whole ethos behind my carvings is the Maori Koru which represents life, regeneration and new beginnings. I like to think I give the diseased or windblown tree a new life as a sculpture which hopefully will stand for another 200 years. From the start of my tree surgery career I have always collected interesting pieces of wood, hollow stems, burrs, roots etc which in my mind are sculptures in themselves.".
Artist Statement of Martin PiggMartin Pigg`s Personal Statement
Awards and Prizes of Martin PiggMartin Piggs`s Awards
Chelsea Flower Show Success 2011
In 2011 Martin`s sculpture (pictured right) was the centre piece on the Peter Beale`s Roses stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2011. The stand won a Gold Medal, making this the 18 consecutive year that the stand has won a Gold Medal -.
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The sculpture was also spotted in the back of the TV coverage of the event (see picture), making a fantastic backdrop coupled with the beautiful roses on the stand.
Qualifications / Education of Martin PiggMartin Pigg`s qualifications
After graduating from Merrist Wood College in 2002 as a qualified Tree Surgeon, Martin worked as a tree surgeon in England and New Zealand before discovering his passion and talent for wood sculpting.
Price Range of WorkMartin Pigg's work has a price range from £7,500 to £9,167
Mediums utilisedMartin Pigg's work is found in the following materials:
Ash Wood Spalted Beech Wood Red Oak Wood
Artwork CategorisedMartin Pigg's work is found in the following categories on site:
Chainsaw Sculpture (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (3)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (3)
Carved Wood Sculptures (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary (2)
Shells Sculptures including Land and Sea and Freshwater Shells Fossil Shells
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
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