Reforesting Nottingham

My piece for the M.E.G.A exhibition with Dialogue Collective.

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Reforesting Nottingham 

The floods came first. Turning the midlands into marshland, Lincoln into Venice, Hull into Atlantis. In Nottingham, warehouses and factories alongside the River Trent awaited their fate. Nature took back over, tall oak trees bursting through damaged corrugated roofs, whilst the City Ground was ironically abandoned to become of all things a forest.

Materials: wood (sapele, oak, yew, wengé, bubinga, London plane, purpleheart, bird’s-eye maple and walnut), oxidised silver and cotton cord.