Watchtree (2013) / 12 aluminium signs, grove of trees
A grove of trees support a series of signs that point outwards towards the surrounding natural features. The words are written in Old Norse, Brythonic, Anglo-Norman & Middle English. Their meanings are located in the surrounding geography, history and language.
Located at the end of Ullswater near Pooley Bridge.
April - 14th July 2013
'Watchtree' is an art installation sited within the landscape of Cumbria and forms part of a two-part commission that opened with 'Last (Bank)' 2013 at Acorn Bank, Penrith (National Trust):
Last (Bank) 2013 / ash tree, neon sign, gauze
Using an Ash tree, placed within a tower, the work references Ash Dieback (Chalara Fraxinea) and is surrounded by a stairwell and balustrades crafted from Elm (harvested during the Dutch Elm Disease crisis) the two woods mirror and reflect upon each other.
March - November 2013
Commissioned by Eden Arts - a development agency working out of Englands biggest and most rural district, Eden in Cumbria.
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