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Robert Koenig’s Odyssey

Date uploaded: April 16, 2012

Robert Koenig’s Odyssey

Robert Koenig’s Odyssey will be on display at St Martins-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. Odyssey is Koenig’s attempt to call up his Polish ‘ancestral ghosts’ by carving a large group of male and female figures, each 2.5m tall, out of lime trees which grew in his mother’s home village of Dominikowice in South East Poland. These trees bore witness to the many dramatic events that shaped the lives of people over the last 100 years.

Odyssey is a touring exhibition that is being continuously enlarged with figures carved from trees local to the exhibition venues. Since 2006 exhibitions have taken place in York Minster, Chichester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral, Milton Keynes Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Rochester Cathedral and Stockport Art Gallery. One more figure will be carved at St Martin’s in the Fields during the exhibition.

In addition to this exhibition in the Gallery at St Martin’s in the Fields, these figures will be on display across the site of St Martin’s from 19th March – 20th July. During the Gallery exhibition, the artist will be creating a new sculpture inspired by his time at St Martin’s.

Monday 4th – Sunday 10th June: Gallery Exhibition
Monday 19th March – Friday 20th July: Figures displayed throughout St Martin’s

Visit www.robertkoenig-sculptor.com