Woody has exhibited widely across the UK and abroad. He uses natural materials such as willow and dogwood for his sculptures and his work has a quirky, humorous quality.
The Treelings he has created for Artful Autumn are plant-like beings practicing tai chi. The willow sculptures are a cross between plants and people and are intended to show the connection between humans and the plant world.
His inspiration for the figures is the connection between humans and nature—that joy of walking in the woods in Autumn.
When Woody was asked to put forward a proposal for environmental sculptures, he didn't hold out much hope of being selected as he mostly makes animal sculptures. He was overjoyed to have his Treelings chosen to be on display at Kew.
Woody feels that it's an honour to show his work at Kew Gardens. He's really pleased with how the Treelings look in their environment and wants visitors to stumble across the creatures, as though they have just appeared from the surrounding trees.
Woody hopes people will join in with their daily tai chi and is looking forward to seeing photos of the Treelings tagged with #ArtfulAutumn.