Ash, stained, waxed and parcel gilt


height: 106cm / width: 16cm / depth: 15cm

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This piece was made from an ash branch that fell in the garden, and is an exercise in breathing life into an object that could so easily be seen as dead and not worth the effort of saving.

Constrained by the physical dimensions of the source material, it is intentionally delicately balanced and top-heavy, symbolising the fragile yet palpable grasp on life that nature can often display



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