New tree-wrappings made at the Art Picnic and Barcode: FB814

Mortimer Forest, Herefordshire 2011

Philippa Lawrence at the Art Picnic

Mortimer Forest, Herefordshire 2011

New tree-wrappings made at the Art Picnic and Barcode: FB814

Mortimer Forest, Herefordshire 2011

Art Picnic at Mortimer Forest

Wrapping and binding with cloth are key elements in Philippa Lawrence’s artwork. She often works in a place-specific manner creating temporary installations and interventions in the landscape - most notably the series of wrapped ancient dead trees across the old counties of Wales, Bound. This new artwork Barcode: FB814 is the second commission Philippa has made for Meadow Arts, after the amazing Bound, Croft at the 2009 exhibition Tell It To The Trees. In both of these works Philippa has continued her enquiry into land use, ownership and commodification. These ‘striped’ trees are in fact the scaled up barcode from Forestry Commission sourced oak harvested and sold as dowelling.

The Art Picnic took place on Sept 11th  2011, when members of the public came along to share this special environment and the work with Philippa Lawrence. They brought their own picnics along and tried some wrapping to create a collaborative barcode and their own space within the trees.

 

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