The Sculptor

This sculpture and accompanying poem was inspired by both the Aeolian forces of the wind, shaping the trees within the landscape and a poem by  the 14th century Welch poet Dyfydd ap Gwilym, titled ‘The wind’.

The sculpted tree is made from recycled copper, resin and gold-leaf.  I am not a poet but wrote the piece below the image of the tree.  Intended to be played while viewing the tree.

The Sculptor

In my research for this work I made a number of studies of trees within the landscape on coast where I live.  That, over time appeared moulded by the south-westerlies:

Top Left: ink print on paper.  Top Right: Watercolour sketch + 2 charcoal sketches

Version 2

Closer image of the tree sculpture from the other side.  The resin I used to effect raindrops on the branches.