|Creators:||Lewis, Chara, Mojsiewicz, Kristin and Pettican, Anneké|
|Corporate Creators:||Brass Art|
In spite of its highly technological, digitized origin, the work is a direct response to the ancient trees found in the grounds of Croft Castle. The gnarled and fissured texture of the trees’ bark and the elaborate forms of their trunks and branches prompt thoughts of mythical metamorphoses.
Like an unfamiliar tree species brought back from distant lands by avid botanists, the strange new specimen is being ‘grown’ in the controlled and protected environment of a very small glass house (akin to the Victorian Wardian Case) which is itself placed within the sheltered surroundings of Croft’s walled garden.
Rooted and Established
Despite their decorative air of porcelain ornaments, the figurines - like ‘Witness Tree’ in the walled garden - were made using the latest body scanning technology and 3D imaging software. They are the exact images of the three artists.
As if contemplating their own transformation into small trees, they are twisting to glimpse their reflection in the tarnished antique mirrors. Narcissus-like they are rooted in one place, eternally self-regarding and absorbed by their own reflection.
To Suspend the Breath
Delineating the structure of an inverted pair of lungs, the double neon tubing throbs between inward and outward breaths.
It also clearly alludes to a tree oscillating between its bare branch and full-leaf form.
|Schools:||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
|Funders:||National Trust, Arts Council England|
|Event Title:||Tell it to the Trees|
|Event Location:||Croft Castle, Herefordshire, UK|
|Event Dates:||11 July 2009 – 15 September 2010|
|Deposited By:||Sara Taylor|
|Deposited On:||16 Feb 2012 10:05|
|Last Modified:||16 Feb 2012 10:05|