This piece was prompted by the desire to memorialise a wonderful old hedgerow-grown ash that was felled by a storm in 2005. It grew on a Wiltshire trackside bank, curving towards the sunshine, hence the curve in the grain pattern seen on the top lid and its mirror-matched seat. A look at the end-grain cubes on the front is a look into the time the tree took to grow. The annular growth rings on some of these cubes are nearly 12mm apart, a very good year’s growth, on others they are barely 1.5mm apart. The double lid acts as seat and back rest. When they are both opened, a panelled cedar of Lebanon bottom imparts its scent to all.
Rippled olive ash & cedar with bronze fixings.
1480mm wide, 530mm at deepest bowing to 430mm at the end. 520mm tall when closed, 920mm with upper lid open revealing another sculpted seat at 480mm sitting height.