´Wood for the Trees -Disconnect I´ 

a collection of 20 small format works, made in acrylics on reused palette wood.


The protagonist is the Stone Pine - a tree with a robust root system -  a tree tolerant to poor soil and

a dry climate. A tree resistant to disease and pests. A tree used to stabilise and protect coastal areas

from dune erosion. 


A distortion of the colour and an exaggeration of the limb-like forms of the Stone Pine is used to bring the subject closer to the human - producing a dramatic and unsettling  image. This image is then broken down into smaller units which become abstracted and more palatable.  The original is consequently no longer seen as a whole.

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