I like hitting things with mallets...
Welcome to Sophie Walker | Wood Carving
My wooden sculptures are hand-carved, original designs that try to be elegantly simplistic while still remaining approachable and inviting.
Ancient objects whose precise functions have been lost in time inspire me. This influences the design of my pieces as I try to instill them with the same enigmatic qualities found in my source material.
I am fascinated with different cultures and their exoticism is expressed in my work through curious forms and implied function; something familiar and yet unfathomable all at the same time.
These influences combine to create work with a vague sense of unreality that still retain a comforting familiarity, which provoke an urge to curl up inside one and take shelter form the world.