BORN AT SEA: The Life and Art of Wood Sculptor Geoff Bromilow by Kathryn PENTECOST
BIOGRAPHY: ISBN: 9780645299564 134pp W-21cm H-25cm
Kathryn Pentecost has beautifully documented the life, art and work of the sculptor Geoff Bromilow in this biographical and photographic portrait of a man who was born at sea, on a British ship in the Indian Ocean. His family were leaving Australia temporarily, heading to the United Kingdom. When Geoff was two years of age, his family returned and settled in Brighton, South Australia.
Geoff’s life and art are interwoven. His work speaks of his immense reverence for the wood he sources in South Australia and Tasmania. Geoff’s sculptures pay homage to the spirit of once magnificent trees such as Huon pine, River redgum and King Billy pine – some of which took thousands of years to grow to maturity. Geoff’s life and art have endured over the years. In 2001, while exhibiting his sculptures in a New York gallery, Geoff and his friends were due to be at the top of the World Trade Centre at the very moment the terrorists attacked the towers with hijacked airplanes. Fate intervened. Geoff’s poignant photographs of the aftermath and destruction are included in this volume.
Dr Kathryn Pentecost is well-known as an author and teacher. Her work over many years has been published in the print media and online. Her career in the arts and education spans over 40 years. Kathryn has a PhD Social Sciences from The University of South Australia. Kathryn met Geoff in The Blue Mountains, NSW in 2001 and they now reside on their 10-acre farm in Delamere on the Fleurieu coast of South Australia, Dr Kathryn Pentecost’s website is: https://bohemianpalaceofart.wordpress.com/