The People's Forest

This work consists of seven vertically sliced trees suspended on the wall and back lit with pink led lights.

All the trees were taken from Epping Forest and were found already fallen. This ancient forest in East London was declared by Queen Victoria in 1882 as 'The People's Forest', changing our relationship with this area of land to one of ownership, resource and responsibility.

The trees have been mounted on the wall as if hunting trophies and the artificiality of the pink light contrasts with the organic nature of the trees in their raw state fresh from the forest. This artificial pink is a colour I have used consistently as a representation of human intervention.