Pollarded willow trees are common to Eastern England. Traditionally being trimmed to extend their life – with the cuttings used to feed animals. Other trees often undergo the same treatment for similar and different reasons. I like how they resist and adapt and so record them using materials and methods that suit their look.
We bend in strange winds
Digital photographs with biro of 40 trees found in a line in Fenland
Selection of charcoal memory drawings
We are homesick for the places we’ve never known
2 from set of 8 drawings made as part of Bromley House Library residency in partnership with Five Leaves Bookshop Nottingham. 2018/19
Charcoal on paper.
30cm x 40cm