Objects that Express Nature

Considering Nature as an artist herself, Marcovich is an interpreter who cleans the superfluous from pieces brought out from the earth until their hidden beauty can be recognised. Beautiful doesn’t mean perfect, beautiful holds more than that: there is a beauty in imperfection, in incompleteness and in the impermanent. Therefore he works fundamentally with roots and trunks that are rotten, wood that has been submerged in rivers, with unusual shapes and forms found in nature and with stones that have been naturally sculptured by the elements.

From a certain point of view Marcovich feels that working with this material is an alteration of its karma: removing it from the original destiny of being eaten by worms or broken down by wind or water. Finding the latent beauty within each piece he collaborates with nature to manifest it back into life, making visible that which was invisible. By revealing the spirit hidden with the material, the life of the wood is extended. Destiny has changed.

Philosophically this process shows a parallel within life: how much occult beauty exists behind the apparent? How to overcome first impressions – in relationships, especially human relationships – and find beauty in every person, object and place?

Marcovich is an international artist who has chosen to travel around the world in order to discover and work with wood and stones that represent for him the local spirit of each country.

Developing a sensitivity for beauty is fundamental to his work, both as a process within Marcovich’s work as an artist and as an offering to those viewing his pieces.

Marcovich’s work is an invitation to slow down and travel through material into the spirit of what connects us all.


Creative Process

Origin Material of Samurai Spirit

How does a piece begin? The first step is a search in nature’s woods and rivers for the prime material. Uprooting or diving down for the pieces and bringing them back into the light of the workshop. They are often remote places with difficult access.

Once the piece is ready to be worked upon, the relationship with Time becomes intertwined within the essence of the work. There is the obvious time while sculpting, co-creating shapes – human with Nature – but more than that is a deep observation which is an integral part of the subtlety of the work itself. The pieces are a manifestation of this process: how to detain oneself in space, in time, in order to encounter hidden beauty?

Once the work has been crafted and the beauty has become salient, the final object is an offering to observe, to sink into the slowing and opening of Time.

The techniques used are based on manual work and simple technology. The finishes are all based on natural oils and waxes. Marcovich however spends the majority of his time manually sanding pieces which induces a deeply relaxed and expansive state of mind. This is evident on viewing his work: Objects that Express (our true) Nature.






l would like to profoundly thank Paul Hussell for opening the doors of his house for the exhibition and also for his unconditional support, his human warmth and for being my first client in England. I would like to extend my gratitude to all of his family for being so open and for their affection …


For more information about the pieces and how to purchase them contact: fabianmarcovich@gmail.com