British Sculptor David Nash makes monumental works from aged and diseased Trees previously displayed at The Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. Being a passionate environmentalist, he is using trees from the site that have fallen due to disease or old age as the basis for his new works.
His main tools are a chainsaw, an axe to carve the wood and fire to char it. It’s a collaborative process for him: “between the artist, his material and the natural world.” Some of the sculptures are black, the wood having been charred and then oiled. This protects the pieces from insect attacks.
A picture is worth a thousand words!
Let’s see some of his excellent sculptures:
Cork Bark CC By 2.0
Cork Spire 2012 CC By 2.0
Cork Dome 2012 CC By 2.0
Three Butts 2012 CC By 2.0
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Flame Column 2012 CC By 2.0