In many of my public artworks, I have used the tree to bring nature into the city environment. At Woodmansterne School the children did drawings of the school values. That large leaf in the final sculpture represents ‘Responsibility’. Perhaps responsibility for the environment? Trees in a City Park, 2020. Alkyd resin enamel oil paint on…
When did it start to become impossible for state education to include the arts?
The gradual appearance of leaves and the growth over many years enable us to identify with the life of a tree.
If the purpose of a sculpture is a celebration of art, then why not a celebration of all creativity?
If it is the creative artist who is to be the named author and the hero of his own public art, then maybe the real hero of these works is creativity itself.