A place to escape. This piece relies on anticipating the hieght of the sun above the horizon. Being in the right place enabled Mark to capture it and draw a single line of symmetry horizontally through the sun and the oak tree. It simply reflects and abstracts the tree, give it the quality of a serene lake or other worldly space.
Like many of the Symmetree pieces, this series is inspired by the relationship between the oak tree, sunshine and our own love to admire the presence of such majesty.
Available in 2 sizes
1 – 22 x 22cm
2 – 32 x 32cm
Bonsai Version – Finished in Tin Leaf and Resin. Mounted on 18mm Plywood base (for immediate hanging) – Open Edition
Please note that your order will take 10-14 days to create. Fine print takes time.
There are many ancient trees in and around the Weald of Kent. Like the Oak Tree at Badsell Park Farm, some are isolated within a farmed field. Mark began an ongoing project in 2013, which to date has produced photographic, mixed media and sculptural studies. The project sets out to interpret the effects of factors like light, weather and time on the life and death of the tree.
After nearly 300 years of growth, the tree was toppled by storm Katie in the spring of 2016. This event hasn’t stopped Mark working on the project. Sections of the tree are seasoning and are being applied in the artwork. They range from charring, creating charcoal, chipping, making oak dust and sculpting.
The Symmetree work continues to develop and is being shown in a number of galleries and art fairs.