Anemone Tower

More Works By Doug Robinson Roman Travertine 2018
20 × 8 × 8 in 50.8 × 20.32 × 20.32 cm

About Anemone Tower

Inspired by the intriguing natural form of a sea creature called an anemone, Doug Robinson created this tabletop sculpture from a piece of Roman Travertine stone.
The anemone is named after a flower whose form it resembles. Robinson’s interpretation of the cylindrical tentacles is a faithful representation of the creature’s shape. The pitted and marked nature of the creamy-coloured stone enhances the organic form that sits on a Travertine ‘tower.’
As a young man, Robinson first came to Italy to train with master sculptors in the 1970s. Since then, the Canadian artist has lived and worked in a studio nestled amidst olive groves and next to the mountains where the famous Carrera marble is found.

“I get the stone and then I decide—(what it will become). I might make the odd sketch in my head. ” Doug Robinson

Doug Robinson studied sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the University of Guelph and in Italy. His work—sculptures in limestone, travertine and marble have been exhibited in France, Germany, London, Montreal and Prince Edward County, Ontario.