The famous artist and sculptor David Nash who has been on the art scene for over 40 years, has started a new exhibition of “recycled art” at Kew Gardens.
Unlike many previous recycled art projects, this isn’t a heap of rubbish labelled “modern art”, but instead is a selection of wooden sculptures dotted around the huge Kew Gardens using wood provided by Kew themselves.
Some of the sculptures are inside and others outside, such as an old English Oak tree which had died and was due to be chopped down. However, when David saw this he stripped the branches and bark off and created a sculpture using the tree and a chainsaw. As David explained to the BBC, the oak tree will resist the weather even after it’s died and thus will keep standing as a sculpture for a considerable number of years.
As well as adding sculptures around the internal gardens, some of the work also appears in a special gallery at Kew Gardens and will be on show until at least October 2012.