Self-taugh as a sculptor. Until 1971 Obé was a traditional woodcarver. He was inspired by the work of Johan Pinas and George Barron to take up sculpture. He works primarily in mahogany, although he does use other kinds of wood. His work is figurative and semi-realistic. He produces figures with elongated limbs, necks and bellies.
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