Mark Welland

 
 

OAK SCULPTURES

Each of these pieces come from the former Badsell Oak Tree. Mark has a photographic study of the tree extending over 4 years.

The tree once stood in an isolated farmed field for over 300 years. When the tree fell during the spring of 2016 many of its limbs shattered under the enormous pressure, creating beautiful and delicate looking pieces.

Through the techniques that Mark has applied fragments of the Oak Tree are now preserved as natural sculptural pieces. 

Duplicity

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Duplicity brings two elements together 

1 - Shuo Sugi Ban (Japanese preservation technique of scorching wood to preserve it)

2 - Overlayed Tin Leaf (Oak was originally used as the boat building material to transport the tin which was one of the very early exports from the British Isles)

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Duplicity - Plateau - 1
Oak & Tin Leaf
Round - Base 220mm

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Duplicity - Pinnacle - 1
Oak & Tin Leaf
Rect - Base 190 x 130


Triplicity

Triplicity brings three elements together

1 - Shuo Sugi Ban 

2 - Overlayed Tin Leaf 

3 - The oak wood surface

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Triplicity - Flame - 1 (SOLD)
Oak & Tin Leaf
Round - Base 180mm


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Triplicity - Flame - 2
Oak & Tin Leaf
Round - Base 180mm


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Triplicity - Shard - 1
Oak & Tin Leaf
Rect - Base 340x310

 

 

Mark's Symmetree prints explore the light, moods and layouts that take the oak tree beyond the literal and create a delicate visualisation of a truly massive object.
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