“Beech Samples” .

by timpughartist

“Beech Samples”, was created in Hawarden Woods ,North Wales in November 2013 and is indicative of my current practise in combining natural and man made materials to create temporary installations in semi urbanised natural environments .Beech leaves were pinned to an old wooden board and arranged in formal lines ,perhaps suggestive of pinned butterflies and insects found in museums or old Victorian zoological collections.I wanted to highlight the sheer variety of colour to be seen in native Welsh Woodlands closer to home in contrast to exotic collections of species found in far flung places.I had to dismantle the installation shortly after I photographed it so as not to incur the wrath of the gamekeeper and took home the leaves to press for future art projects.