Blasted Oak

Ackroyd & Harvey

© Ackroyd & Harvey
1999

Secret Gardens series, Salisbury Festival

“Our intention is to work with the skeleton form of an old oak tree standing in pasture land in the grounds of Wilton House. The oak tree is denuded of foliage and has been struck by lighting. It is a proud dead tree standing in a field of sheep, framed from a distance by a Palladian Bridge. We wish to resurrect the tree with a mantle of young living grass. Clay and seed will be pressed over the bare trunk and branches of the oak, protected, watered and grown to create a living skin of growth.”
Extract from artists’ proposal

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