‘Heart of the Tree’ showcases a stunning selection of turned timber vessels and sculptures – each paying homage to the tree from which it was formed by highlighting the unique character and grain of its timber. The exhibition highlights the sublime in simple forms, bringing together material, shape and skill to weave a narrative of the importance of the Tree to Terry Martin’s practice.
Terry Martin’s first exhibition with the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery was in September 1992. It was by far the most important exhibition in his early days.
Terry Martin's 'Heart of the Tree' Exhibition at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
(Paintings on the wall by Penny Oates)
‘Heart of the Tree’ will be his 122nd exhibition spanning seven countries, and 14 of those have been solo. The exhibition also marks 30 years of exhibiting with the Gallery.
‘Heart of the Tree’ will be open from June 24th – September 25th, 2022 at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery’s Octagonal Art Space.
Heart of the Tree
Jacaranda, 420 mm (16.5") dia., 350 mm 13 ¾") high
Heart of the Tree was made from jacaranda and the pierced pattern is an enlargement of a microscopic image
of the cell structure of jacaranda wood.
Heart of the Tree detail
“Sometimes a tree is so achingly beautiful that it would be a crime to cut it down. The same can be true of the smallest piece of the tree. I found this fragment of flame sheoak laying in the red soil in central Queensland. The moment I picked it up I knew that I could never improve on its natural line and balance, so I decided to let it speak for itself. I cut a flat base, sandblasted the raw surface to remove dirt and stains, and highlighted one small part to show the treasure that lay within the tree – nature’s work.”
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