Carl Roberts is a South African sculptor whose works have been exhibited both locally and internationally. He has gained a reputation for his stunning sculptures of people, which capture the essence of human emotion and experience. Roberts has also created a variety of other sculptures, including animals and abstract forms.
One of Roberts' most unique sculptures is his Tree sculpture named: Southern Tree Point North, which is currently on display at our gallery. This sculpture is a striking depiction of a tree, made from bone and standing 81cm tall. It is intricately detailed, to create a unique representation of a tree.
When asked about his inspiration for his Tree sculptures, Roberts said, "I started making trees when I moved into this house. It is a hectare (2 and 1/2 acres) piece of land with many large trees and lots of wildlife. The bird life is fantastic and we have resident black sparrow hawks and crowned eagles. So it was only natural to take note of the trees. Trees are also symbolic of growth and life and as a family, we have grown up here."
Roberts' Southern Tree Point North sculpture is just one of the many stunning pieces on display at the Cape Palette Gallery. Visitors to the gallery can also see some of his works that depict the human form, such as his sculptures of figures in motion. These pieces are masterfully crafted, with a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the human form.
Roberts' sculptures are highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts around the world, and it's not hard to see why. His ability to capture the essence of human emotion and experience in his works is truly remarkable, and his sculptures are a testament to his skill.
Overall, Carl Roberts is an artist who has made a significant impact on the world of sculpture, both in South Africa and beyond. His works are a celebration of the human form and the natural world, and his Southern Tree Point North sculpture serves as a reminder of the importance of growth and life. If you have the opportunity to see his works in person at our gallery, I highly recommend it.