Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Ash Dieback and Others

A collection of ash bark removal. At this time of year removing the ash bark is easy because of the sap beneath the surface, but as I started this project I became aware of Ash dieback, here the tree is dieing from its tips down the tree, the bark can't be removed and the dieback is very noticeable.  This was shocking I was seeing more and more ash trees affected by the disease, a fungal attack that kills the trees and will eventually kill lots and lots of Ash trees, it will be as devastating as the Dutch Elm Disease.  Imagine the country without ash trees or very few that are resistant, its shocking, the beauty of the tree, its wood, the leaves, the ash keys forever part of my life.  This is a small series of works that will tell that story, I will continue working on it alongside other projects.

There are other projects I have been working on.  More cloud/star benches

The Nature Shrines for Tadpole Village near Swindon.  These are to be sited soon, this picture is taken at my Hurstone studio.  they will be sited along a nature walk in the village are are for people to  place natural things they collect whilst walking or to decorate as they wish.

And a project for myself, a fresnel lens held in a structure just for fun.

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