A cult-followed sculptor of boundless talent, Aleph Geddis morphs traditional methodology and modernist design to create woodworks praised and positioned in countless corners of the globe. Raised on orcas island, Geddis drew early inspiration from his stepfather – a sculptor, carver and builder of wooden boats – as well as the rich and unaffected environment of the Pacific Northwest USA. By taking strong lines and irregular shapes to raw imperfect wood, Geddis is attracting a new wave of devotees to the ancient and underrated technique of hand-carved wood.
A traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto Shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred. Aleph Geddis, the man behind The Slow’s heavily photographed monkey pod sculptures, also held his first solo exhibition, Torii, on the island of Bali at Room 13 on 13th of January 2018, where he displayed these enchanting sculptures.