“As far as trees go it’s not the most impressive specimen. It’s low, almost bonsaied in its form; leaning or rather pointing into the east; swept and blown from the west…”

Kurt Jackson, 2019

Kurt Jackson spent a year studying a single tree as an Artist in Residence for the Woodland Trust.

He returned to the same hawthorn tree growing in a hedge near his home in St Just, Cornwall, responding to how it changed through the seasons.

This solitary tree is the remnant of an ancient hedge, and its form has been shaped by the weather and landscape over the years, contorted by the wind and nibbled by deer.

The body of work created during this period was first shown at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and can now be seen alongside Jackson’s other paintings, printmaking and sculpture engaging with the same subject.

For more information and images from this exhibition, please visit the gallery website.

Kurt Jackson – Thorn
May 22 – August 17 2019.
Jackson Foundation Gallery, North Row, St Just, Cornwall. TR19 7LB.