Unsettling Gazes at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Forty, somewhat disturbing, figures are dotted around St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.


They are all the work of Robert Koenig. This new sculpture exhibition has just opened and will be on display until Friday 20 July.


"Odyssey" by Robert Koenig
"Odyssey" by Robert Koenig

The exhibition is called Odyssey and is "Koenig’s attempt to call up his Polish ‘ancestral ghosts’ by carving a large group of male and female figures, each 2.5m tall, out of lime trees which grew in his mother’s home village of Dominikowice in South East Poland. These trees bore witness to the many dramatic events that shaped the lives of people over the last 100 years.


"Odyssey" by Robert Koenig plus a street artist and local

"Odyssey" by Robert Koenig close up figures

"Odyssey" by Robert Koenig photographed at dusk

I have put a few more photos on Flickr photostream here.