As a forest ecologist by profession I am acutely aware of the natural value of trees. They shape our world, enhance our landscape and literally provide us with the air to breathe.
Living entities, I never take trees for granted. I only source timber that is destined to be either burned or thrown away. Pieces come to me from garden waste heaps, winter log piles or cut-offs from other artists’ creations.
Often, my timber is still ‘green’ and possesses its bark, enabling me to incorporate it into artworks. I use every piece of wood - e.g. twigs for pegs, branches for legs to create sturdy A-frames used for displaying posters or other artists’ paintings.
Leftover shavings and dust feed my wood burner. Nothing is wasted.
Trees are a gift to the world. The wood they provide helps us to shape it. I hope you enjoy looking at my art as much I enjoy creating it.