Immortalising The Timeless Beauty of Wood
Inspired by the beautiful landscape of trees in the English county of Surrey, Roger Day has been working as an artist for over 25 years. His early work involved emulating beautiful patterns found in nature, materialising in ceramic studies of stone, wood and bark, producing intricate pieces of abstract landscape sculpture.
Later working as a forester with many highly skilled craftsmen, Roger acquired the skills required to create the large scale oak sculptures he produces today. This work aims to immortalise the largest organisms on land, and to highlight our connection with, and interdependence on the survival of the trees.
Roger’s wide and evolving practice is illustrated in both Public and Private commission.
Roger is currently “Head of Innovation” for the Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group, developing new tools, products and techniques to support the vital continuance of the traditional Coppice Landscape, the source of his material.
Producing site specific work in the public domain Roger has proven delivery of concept project development. Including partner liaison, scale model marquettes, graphics, digital publication and spoken presentation. This combined with associated paper trails for methodology, and health and safety legislation.