Working MethodThe artist, Alexander Heil, is constantly in search of new pieces of wood and stone. A permanent aspect of his working method lies in this search, in direct contact with nature, for the suitable piece.
The robinia wood is from trees that fell long ago which he finds in regional forests. He gets olive wood from friends, olive farmers in Liguria (northern Italy), often obtaining extremely old trunks that have already been stored since many years. So every piece of basic material already has its own unique history. The black color of the wood sculptures is achieved through a natural treatment. The sculpture’s surfaces are treated with beeswax, vegetable oils and resins.