“Sycamore Sketch “

The outdoor artwork is a drawing of a crumpled and shrunken sycamore leaf, sketched onto the smooth bark surface of a tree.The tree was located at Black Wood ,at the bottom of a hill called Dent near Cleator Moor in West Cumbria. I used black and white charcoal to convey the various ripples of the shrunken leaf as I embossed the sculptural form onto the dry and very smooth surface.The drawing took 3 hours to complete and resembled a tattoo in form and composition. Black Wood is a very atmospheric place to work in and at times has an eerie feel especially in Winter.