re-purposing of kearsney trees

Art in the Park: Kearsney interpreted

On a spring like day in January timber preparation  for Alma Tishlerwood’s ‘Alice’ in Kearsney Abbey started in Russell Gardens.

The trees have been felled for various reasons as part of the Russell Gardens restoration.
It’s hard to see a tree cut down, even if it is diseased or in the wrong place, but its transformation into a new structure eases some of the pain.

Rob Hedley Dray is working on the construction of ‘Alice’ helped today by Alma and John Wood.

After the first exhausting day on site, Alma said that she was delighted with progress. I’m happy that ‘Alice’ will be made out of the wood from these trees. I’ve learned some amazing things about their hidden anatomy.