Scattered around Kew Gardens were many beautiful sculptures by David Nash, but my favourite part of this exhibition was in the Wood Quarry where you could see unfinished works in progress.
An evolving exhibition
David Nash is using trees from Kew that have come to the end of their life to make a series of new work in the Wood Quarry.
Nash uses chainsaws to work with the properties of wood and only works with trees that have fallen naturally or must be felled because of storm or disease damage.
This is the first time Nash has shown his process of making art as part of a major exhibition. It is also his first wood quarry with fully grown trees in ten years. Kew Gardens
Wood Quarry photos:
I found this trip to be quite successful, not only did I see David Nash's sculptures, I came away with lots of photos and video footage of tree/plants/wildlife to be included in my both my studio practise and visual research.
Below are some of photos that I took. I haven't edited the videos yet.