David Nash at Kew - outdoor sculptures
Browse the sculptures on display in the Gardens at Kew, as part of the David Nash at Kew: A Natural Gallery exhibition.
Lightning Strike was originally made from an ash that blew over in the 1987 storm.5 likes
Nash sourced the wood for this imposing sculpture near a site he was working at in northern California. His original aim was to find wood for a series of huge spheres. But this piece - four eucalyptus trunks naturally fused together - suggested a square form.9 likes
This group of sculptures are all cast in bronze from charred wood originals that would not have lasted outdoors.0 likes
Nash says of this work, ‘often, in the general maintaining and clearing up of my carving yard, pieces of wood come together by chance and suggest, even demand, to be carved as a group. Three Humps is such a piece.’0 likes
Two Sliced Cedars is carved so that each piece is animated in dialogue with the other.1 like