'Ash: A Celebration and a Lament'
This body of work was created for an exhibition about ash trees, celebrating their prominence in the Yorkshire Dales and looking at the devastating impact ash dieback is having and will continue to have on the landscape.
My work focused on the impact of the disease on the landscape, burning the locations of ash trees out of maps of the local area, giving a strong sense of loss. Sculptural work also explores the ash dieback fungus and the spores it releases which spread the disease.
The work features drawings made using rust printing, gunpowder, burning, ink and gold leaf, as well as a number of sculptures in bronze and rusted steel.