I knew nothing of David Nash. His name wasn’t familiar. I wasn’t aware of seeing any of his work before. I now realise that I had encountered his Seventy-one Steps piece at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park when I visited a few years ago.
I enjoyed how nature, and trees specifically, play such a part in his work. As inspiration, as source material, and in some cases as living works of art - I was particularly taken with the films and drawings of his living sculptures at Cae’n y Coed. The long term nature of some of them was a delight and felt really hopeful.
Tool marks on a piece of work
Words on his parish boundary map
“Nature to Nature”