Figures displayed throughout St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
Robert Koenig’s Odyssey.
Odyssey is Robert 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.
In addition to this exhibition in the Gallery, these remarkable figures will be on display across the site of St Martin’s from 19 March – 20 July. During the Gallery exhibition, the artist will be creating a new sculpture inspired by his time at St Martin’s.