‘Ash Seeds’ (2015) evokes the ancient human significance of the ash tree and its fragility. The digital print is of constructed ice and plant material with seeds from an ash tree afflicted by Chalara dieback disease.
One of a series produced for Halse for hazel (Halse), a sequence of poems about trees, their languages and forms by Frances Presley (Shearsman Books). The images were reproduced in black and white in the book.
The collaboration took place during the final year of Presley’s project funded by the Arts Council and included research at the national collections of Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place. Images and texts were exhibited as part of the exhibition ‘In the open’, at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge in 2015.
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limited edition digital print
edition of 15
Epson archival inks on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper
digital print of birch bark, dyed paper pulps, ice and shredded text
H 84.1 x W 59.4 cm