Oculus Block (2010, eucalyptus)

Photo: Oculus Block, a sculpture by David Nash

Oculus Block was created from a mighty eucalyptus tree grown in California, where the trees are being cleared as they are a significant pest to local flora and fauna. This gigantic piece of wood was formed by four individual trunks fusing to become a single tree with a space – the ‘oculus’ (meaning eye in Latin) – running right up its length.

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