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Lignum Testa

Lignum Testa

Regular price £1,250.00 GBP
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Lignum Testa 

80cm tall x 40cm wide x 15cm deep 

Made from the timber of a wind blown Ancient English Oak tree.
In 2015 storm Desmond struck Norfolk and toppled a beautiful ancient Oak tree in Harford Park in Norfolk. I personally dismantled and removed the tree from the park.
The tree had been hollowed out by a decay fungus called Fistulina hepaticacauses. Fistulina causes brown rot in oak, giving the timber a rich colour known as brown oak. working in the Arboricultural industry for twenty three years, I have only come across brown oak a handfull of times.

Artist Comment

For a long time I didn't dare carve the wood because of it's rarity. In 2023 I plucked up the courage and started carving and completed Fenestra using this beautiful ancient timber.
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