16th September - 4th October 2017
Exhibiting for the first time in Sherborne Guy Taplin will be showing the carved driftwood birds for which he is known and sought after by collectors. This exhibition is being held in association with Messum's Gallery, London. Taplin’s bird sculptures embody our longed-for harmony with the natural world. His obsession with birds extends beyond their beauty to their endurance, intuition and symbolic loyalty. Each bird is cleverly composed to capture their specific habits and character. His simplified, stylised forms seem to breathe each bird’s very essence. Sculpted from found driftwood, which he forages from coasts and estuaries around the world, Taplin’s birds are therefore enriched by previous lives.