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