Timothy ‘Bjorn’ Jones is best know for his wooden sculptures, portraying pre-Christian folk tales, legends and ancient religion.
His work takes aim at monotheistic and colonialist world-views which have been uncritically assimilated.
“I work with traditional hand tools for the lessons they contain. Each mistake is my own and I embrace that.
When carving, there is no going back to correct a slip or blunder. Once the wood is gone, it cannot be put back. Wood is honest like that. The mistake cannot be undone, but it can be learned from. History is much the same.
This is why I aim with every piece to breathe life into an ancient culture, so that its’ stories and lessons will continue to live on - that we can not only celebrate its’ successes, but also learn from its’ failures."