Ernst Gamperl: Dialogue
Ulrike Spengler, foreword by Achim Heine

Hardback | Jan 2022 | Arnoldsche | 9783897906396 | 256pp | 315x225mm | RFB | AUD$84.99, NZD$99.99

For the internationally renowned artist and wood turner Ernst Gamperl, the dialogue with the exceptionally vital material of wood is a source of creative inspiration. He works it with a technique bordering on magic and embraces its natural drying out process in the design of his pieces, giving rise to impressive, powerful forms.

Ernst Gamperl’s most extensive work in wood to date was created from a 230-year-old oak tree uprooted by a hurricane. In an ongoing process lasting ten years — the Lebensbaum (Tree of Life) project — he transformed this mighty tree into a unique ensemble of ninety-seven differently formed vessels and objects, one of which was awarded the famous LOEWE Craft Prize in 2017.

The publication is an impressive documentation of the artisanal artistic work process as well as the Lebensbaum project in its entirety.