Rob Griffiths’ – Artist’s biography and work
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 Griffiths’ artwork for Gyosei
Rob’s inspiration for this sculpture “What lies beneath” came from his interest in canals and the hidden creatures that live beneath. It takes the form of a bench with relief carvings that illustrate the food chain in the canal and a giant frog sitting peacefully unaware of all that lies beneath. The sculpture has been carved from Forest of Dean oak.