The sculptures are inspired by South African Milkwood Trees. These are found off the South West coast of South Africa and around Cape Town.

A tree is often a religious symbol. In the Bible a Juniper Tree with an angelic presence sheltered the prophet Elijah from Queen Jezebel’s pursuit.

I explore the idea of why everyday objects are endued with religious significance. At the same time exploring the dualism between superficial ‘ornament’ and deeper spiritual meaning attached to religious iconography.

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