Ashes to Ashes
Installation: triptych of Ash charcoal prints on paper, 3d printed ash branch and ash charcoal
This work reflects on the Ash dieback disease caused by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus Faxineus, which will kill around 80% of the ash population across the UK. Whilst artist in residence Clyde Muirshiel Region Park on the West Coast of Scotland, I witnessed many Ash trees being felled due to the disease and from these trees, I produced charcoal. This carbon black pigment was made photosensitive and used to create a triptych of prints, forming a material and photographic record of the now lost trees. The installation also includes a 3d printed sculpture taken from a scan of an Ash branch before its transformation into charcoal.