The Old Apple Tree
The project explores the surface of an old rotting apple tree, discovering shapes and patterns within the bark that have been produced throughout its life-time, an amalgamation of natural biological and un-natural environmental occurrences, where an axe has left evidence of battle wounds. Unable to see the tree as a whole entity it is unclear of the actual scale. The close-up images of the surface take on new identities and offer the possibility to become something else; an aerial image, animal skin, body parts, dried riverbanks, along with the chance of being another plant with different textures. On a personal level, I believe the images illustrate the resilience of this old tree, and its ultimate ability to persevere.
Emily Clemson • Philip Curnow • Nicola Dellard-Lyle • Julia Dudkowiak • James Head • Beverley Isaac • Aidan Mayne • Kate Mercer • Jason Peck • Sue Anne Phelan • Matt Simmons • Hannah Winston •