Incised Walnut (2018). Photo: Jacqui Hurst

Glyndebourne Kissing Benches (2018). Photo: Jacqui Hurst

Glyndebourne Kissing Benches (2018). Photo: Jacqui Hurst

Alison Crowther has been working for fifteen years with one material – English oak. Her carved forms express the intimacy she has developed with this wood and an engagement which could last her lifetime. The forms are simple but refer to complex histories of how the tree grew, how it was wrenched and twisted to support the weight of its limbs over its centuries of life.
— Madeleine Bunting, Writer and Former Associate Editor and Columnist at The Guardian newspaper

Scale Tree close-up (2018). Photo: Alison Crowther

Scale Tree I and II, T7 Lobby, China (2018). Photo: Alison Crowther

Scale Tree I, T7 Lobby, One Shenzhen Bay (2018). Photo: Alison Crowther

Scale Tree I and II (2018). Photo: Alison Crowther

Glyndebourne Kissing Benches (2018). Photo: Jacqui Hurst