Rob Griffiths has lived in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire for most of his life. His sculptures are influenced by his love of the forest and the wildlife that surrounds him. All the timber used for his sculptures is sustainably sourced locally. He has undertaken many commissions – from councils, schools, parks and private individuals – all specifically designed to be in harmony with the surroundings. His work involves the use of chainsaws, power tools and traditional wood carving tools. Rob carved the giant frog for the Gyosei Art Trail.
Rob’s artwork for ROCLA – Carved Oak Root
The nature of the oak root to be carved for Redhouse Park, itself is a beautiful sculpture. By insetting benches and carving mystical creatures in and around the root it will become interactive and magical for children and adults. The fairy root is 3.7m wide, 3.5m deep and 1.5m high and can be viewed from all angles.