The Ash Dome by David Nash / by Charlie Noton

This natural tree sculpture has become almost mythical, due to its location in Wales being a closely-guarded secret. Photographers are rumoured to have been taken on a disorienting and circuitous route so as to ensure they couldn’t ever find their way back there again!
— Charlie Noton - Director, Tree Research

“More beautiful and more moving than I could have imagined” says Dr James Fox in his BBC documentary Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature.

 In 1977, sculptor David Nash cleared an area of land near his home in Wales where he trained a circle of 22 ash trees to grow in a vortex-like shape for an artwork titled Ash Dome.

In 1977, sculptor David Nash cleared an area of land near his home in Wales where he trained a circle of 22 ash trees to grow in a vortex-like shape for an artwork titled Ash Dome.

 Almost 40 years later, the trees still grow today. 

Almost 40 years later, the trees still grow today. 

 The artist has long worked with wood and natural elements in his art practice, often incorporating live trees or even animals into pieces. 

The artist has long worked with wood and natural elements in his art practice, often incorporating live trees or even animals into pieces. 

Source: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/05/ash-...