Gordon Pembridge portrays nature like we have never seen before.
They say life imitates art. This statement stands particularly true in the case of Kenya-born and New Zealand-based artist Gordon Pembridge who has developed a life-long bond with nature. His connection with Mother Earth served as the primary inspiration for the impressive woodwork. This talented artist has often looked around his surroundings for inspiration and the prime example of his work is his striking series of hand-painted, carved wooden vessels.
Every single piece of his artwork is created through a woodturning process. It is a sculpting technique which uses a lathe to shape timber. Once he gets his desired shape, Pembridge then meticulously hand carves the wood into intricate fern-like patterns that he paints and decorates with wildlife scenes, flora and fauna from his most beloved places. His work is mostly inspired by two places; i.e., Kenya, where he was born, and New Zealand, where he was raised.
Apart from woodturning and painting, the artist also works in other forms of art like photography, graphic design, illustration, and engraving. Even though the mediums of his art might vary, nature remains to be his constant muse in all of his work. Scroll down to check out some of his most awe-inspiring works to date.