Finding the right wooden pieces to work on involves a lot of driving and walking around .

The trees have usually been dead for quite a while, so they have to be structurally sound, have a good "bone" structure, and reveal a shape which sparks my imagination and talks to me.

They are beech broken off in a storm, except bottom left, which is two laburnum trunks intertwined and held together by ivy.




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