11: Revenant Birch
About Revenant Birch
Fallen birch wood reconstructed
Revenant Birch is a tree that has come back from the brink of death. A sculpture that brings to the fore the process of decay, yet also alludes to the process of growth. Fallen decaying birch wood has been kiln dried and coated in a thick layer of natural resin to stop any oxygen reaching the wood. The essence of this process is to halt decay, immortalising this regenerative step. Fresh birch wood has been used to clamp the decaying birch wood together. Old life held together by new life. Decay reversed, a Revenant Birch.
Lorenzo Rangoni Robertson
Lorenzo is a Scottish Italian artist who grew up in London, now based in Edinburgh. He has strong links with the South West through enjoying time with friends here. His artistic interests stem from observations of the natural world, its forms, compositions and behaviours. He approaches his practice by gathering natural materials, spaces and stories. Every part of the natural world has a story embedded within it. He sees hints of these stories in the materials or spaces he collects. He merges them, recreates them within his imagination.
2016 -17 Royal Drawing School Foundation Year
2017 – 20 BA (hons) Sculpture Edinburgh College of Art