The Root Question

Driftwood – Mopani, Ivy.

68cm x 58cm x 22cm.

Not for sale.


The twisting remains of what must have been an incredibly old piece of Ivy, found after floods had bought it down the river Exe, balanced on its finest point atop a magnificent piece of Mopani root.

The intricate and delicate patterning is formed by fungus entering into the wood as it begins to decay. By drying it at this stage, these patterns can be preserved. Subtle accents of colour have been given to the patterning through washes of watercolour, then sealed with a preserving varnish.