“Beech Grids “

by timpughartist

The temporary installation was created on a blustery day at Hawarden Park in North Wales in November 2016.Autumn was in its final throes and provided a cover of intensely coloured beech leaves.The vivid hues reminded me of a watercolour box and I had the idea to replicate the ‘pans’ of colours onto the smooth surface of a host Beech tree.Previous heavy rain had soaked the bark and this had the effect of acting like an adhesive in which to adhere cut out squares from Beech leaves onto the surface. I arranged the squares in a colour coordinated grid and as time went on the artwork because increasingly difficult to create. ..the breezes started to dry out the tree surface thus diminishing  the adhesive effect and the leaves started to blow away. I had a frustrating time photographing the artwork as leaves would conspire to blow away just as I was about to press the shutter button on the camera.In a few days time,all the leaves had turned brown due to the onset of early Winter frost but was glad I managed to create something from this final flush of Autumn 

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