Friday 22 May 2020

Sentinel Trees

Welcome to Sentinel Trees, an exhibition of miniature art works from 13 artists and 9 authors. 

We are excited and pleased to be part of the Urban Tree Festival 2020.

Artist: Melanie Honebone Writer: Catalina Ironwood

About the Writer

We welcome Catalina on the writer's debut for Collect Connect.

About the Artist

Melanie Honebone is a Wales-based fine artist and social care worker. She often works with mixed media and photography. Recent works have evolved her practice to include three dimensional mixed media art forms based on dolls, machines, and the human form. During lockdown this has evolved into examining the natural world in more detail due to the back garden being THE place to be seen in 2020

About the Bonsai

The Chinese Elms in this paired planting are traditional bonsai subjects although the choice of a planting of two is unusual (odd numbers are preferred as they provide a more visually dynamic composition). I went ahead with the composition because the two trees together strongly represented my experience of British woods with paths through the trees which reach over and form a single canopy. The path through the trees is like a fairy tale.

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