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Fragile Strength by Glen Farrelly – £1,995

Fragile Strength, 2024, Storm Fallen Alder, Yakisugi Technique, Cold pressed Linseed Oil, 155cm high

This wonderful wood has been traditionally used to make boats as it has an amazing ability to withstand water. As with many trees in Britain, it is at risk from our human activity, encroaching on greenbelts, tree clearing for building, our impact on the enviroment gives these incredible trees a fragile strength.

I work with reclaimed and storm fallen timber using an ancient Japanese technique called Yakisugi. This method preserves the wood – Yaki means to heat with fire, and sugi is cypress. By slightly charring the surface of the wood without combusting the whole piece, the wood becomes waterproof through the carbonisation and is thus more durable. It also protects against insects, as well as making the wood fire retardant. All my work aims to be as sustainable as possible and I will only use natural materials.

If you are interested in purchasing this piece, or have questions about this sculpture or any others then please email our sales consultant: taddhartland07@gmail.com 
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