For nearly forty years, Roger Ackling has applied precise burn marks to found wooden objects by reflecting sunlight through a handheld magnifying glass. The quiet repetition of his patterning is reflective of the meditative and ritualistic quality of the artist's method.
Ackling was born in 1947 in London, England. He has exhibited regularly since 1976 in Europe, Asia, and the United States. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the British Museum, the Tate Collection, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge.
Ackling lives and works in Norfolk, England.