Friday 29 May 2020

Sentinel Trees

During this years Urban Tree Festival  Collect Connect exhibited the work of artists and writers around the theme of 'Sentinel Trees'
Here are my contributions;

This is a  polyester resin and bronze powder cast of a conker and its shell. The bronze in the resin can be oxidised to produce the classic bronze patina. This was quite a technically challenging cast to produce requiring an 8 piece silicon rubber mould.

The outer shell and the conker are cast as separate pieces and then assembled.

This is a polyester and slate powder cast of a London Plane tree seed. These beautiful balls of seed are mostly sterile.

These seed balls often persist on Plane trees through the winter and can be seen hanging, silhouetted amongst the branches and twigs, on street trees.

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