I left work early on Friday to walk down to the 'Wood Quarry' of David Nash. Nobody working but evidence of some interesting works at different stages of development.
There were some sketches on blackboards which showed how sections of the tree would be used for varied artworks. I particularly liked the ent-like figures made of branches that looked like they'd walk off under their own momentum. The column in situ references the pagoda not too far away and also brought to mind the 'totem' qualities in David Hockney's paintings - thinking how different artists could reference similar material ( dead trees) in such diverse ways.
Walking to Victoria Gate there were some sculptures still under wraps and others unpacked although surrounded by construction fence. Exciting times ahead!
A Conservation Biotechnologist by profession, in my 'playtime' I create art textiles inspired by the natural world. I am currently exploring ways of interpreting sketches directly onto fabric. Besides printing paintings and photos onto fabric using the computer, I am constructing densely quilted pieces overpainted with acrylic paint.