Christopher Townsend: Tree Screen

Christopher Townsend: Tree Screen


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Welded from steel, in this case galvanised, Christopher’s beautiful, free-standing Tree Screen can be placed anywhere, inside or out, and can be moved as the season or need changes, but it is particularly effective in a garden or landscape, emerging from foliage or against a wall. The tree itself is highly stylised and comprising a silhouette of sinuous curves. As you approach, however, you appreciate that the tree is far from flat, the branches move out from the trunk into the third dimension creating a sense of depth. This effect is enlivened and sometimes doubled because, particularly in bright sunlight, the tree casts its own shadow.

Christopher studied Fine art and Psychology at Liverpool University, leaving in 1996 with a first class degree. Since then, he has been producing art from his studio, close to Burford in Asthall. The agricultural countryside around him profoundly impacts his work, as does his love of the coast, particularly in Devon and Cornwall. Christopher’s preoccupation with line, form and balance is particularly evident in his sculptural work, created from mild steel, stainless steel, found metal objects, stone and wood. His strong sense of harmony and balance is heightened by his study of Tai Chi and kick boxing, the practice of which aids his concentration while he works.

More of this talented sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.

Materials: Galvanised mild steel, suitable for indoors or outside

Dimensions (approx.): Screen H:100cm, W:52cm, D:4cm, Integral stand: H:52cm, W:35cm, D:60cm; Total H:152cm

Burford Garden Company is acting as an agent on behalf of the artists displaying work in this online gallery. Refunds on works are discretionary and goods must be returned within seven days of purchase, at the latest.

Please note this item is only available for in store collection; we are trying our best to arrange a courier service to bring Burford Art Gallery items to you.