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We Are Forest sketchbook despatch #2: Beech
I find the roots, especially, of beech trees to be fascinating. The way they writhe and weave and make wonderful patterns on the surface... (this happens because beech has a shallow root system. It seems to help it to thrive on the steep slopes of our local...
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Beech Hedge
Beech Hedge, A3 (420 x 297mm), acrylic inks on paper This is one of the pieces I did for Artikinesis' exhibition We Are Forest. These beech trees are growing in a line between two fields and are part of a grown-out beech hedgerow. Available for the special ...
Beech Hedge
Beech Hedge
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Forest cathedral
Forest Cathedral, A3 (420 x 297mm), acrylic inks on paper   This is one of the pieces I did for Artikinesis' exhibition We Are Forest. It is based on the overhead branches of the Cahedral Oak in Savernake Forest. Available for the special price of £50 (moun...
Forest cathedral
Forest cathedral
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We Are Forest sketchbook despatch #1: Silver birch
    Bodown Woods, "Pierre noir" pencil We Are Forest is an Artikinesis project. It's about trees. These sketches were all made "in the field", or, more accurately, in the woods... Greenham Common, fountain pen Silver birch is native to the UK. It is a fast-...
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Downland beech
Molotow acrylic marker pens on paper, A4 (21x29.7cm) Another monochrome beech tree, albeit with a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) sky. It makes it look rather cartoonish, I think - or is that the "googly" face that I keep seeing in its trunk? This tr...
Downland beech
Downland beech
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Savernake Beech
There are many wonderful old trees in Savernake Forest in Wiltshire. Oaks tend to dominate the selection (they do get impressively old and gnarled), but there are other trees as well, including many beech trees. I encountered this particular example when I ...
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Savernake Beech
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Winter trees
Winter Oak (detail) Winter is the best time to capture the structural essence of a tree. On a bright, clear day, the branches are dramatically stark against the sky, the patterns in the bark are unobscured by the shifting shadows of foliage (and any undergr...
Winter trees
Winter trees
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Artikinesis: We are forest
image by Elinor Cooper The next Artikinesis project will be in Gosport. We will be creating a temporary, room-sized artwork - an installation - on the walls of Sticks Contemporary Gallery . The piece will explore our relationship with trees. We have publish...
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Artikinesis: We are forest
image by Elinor Cooper The next Artikinesis project will be in Gosport. We will be creating a temporary, room-sized artwork - an installation - on the walls of Sticks Contemporary Gallery . The piece will explore our relationship with trees. We have publish...
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The Basingstoke Project 2017
Artikinesis’ Basingstoke Project is currently on display upstairs at
the Willis Museum in Basingstoke. We are sharing the building with
Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Turner and the Sun touring
exhibition (downstairs) until the 16th of December, so you might...
The Basingstoke Project 2017
The Basingstoke Project 2017
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