Anthony Turner grew up on a coffee farm near Nairobi in Kenya. His extensive travels exposed him to the building and sculpture of many ancient civilizations, including Greece, Egypt, Peru, India and the Celtic megalithic culture in Britain. He was assistant to Peter Randall-Page from 1990 and 1994, and has now been carving his own work in stone for over twenty years. He works from drawings in his sketchbooks, sometimes making wax maquettes and sometimes carving directly.
My carvings are all nods of grateful respect to the generous nourishing abundance of the natural world suspended as it is in the incredible vastness of all the galaxies in the universe. How does it all continue to continue, is it limitless, and why does that little bean sprout, grow, seed, die, rise again? Let us celebrate these mysteries and rejoice! If a certain manmade form with its particular beauty can inspire this sense of wonder even once then it has begun its task, and if it should remind you with each new glimpse, it surely works.