Acacia Sphere I (2014). Photo: Matt Wreford

Waters Mingle I & II (2017). Photo: Rex Zou

Hand on Outer Sphere, carving detail (2014). Photo: Matt Wreford

Waters Mingle III (2017). Collaboration with Urban Art Projects (UAP), fabricated in Shanghai for the Global Harbor Regency Hyatt Hotel, Shanghai Photo: Rex Zou

Rip-Tide (2012). 2 part bench designed for Arne Maynard’s gold-medal winning garden for Laurent Perrier, The Chelsea Flower Show. Photo: Jacqui Hurst

Scale Tree I (2017). 5m sculpture carved for the Main Lobby, One Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen, China. 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 I, model, (2017). 10th scale model for Visual Arts Project (VAP), Hong Kong. Photo: Jacqui Hurst

Scale Tree I, detail (2017). 5m sculpture carved for the Main Lobby, One Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen, China. Photo: Jacqui Hurst

Sunrise Bench (2012). Fabricated by Urban Art Projects (UAP) for Phoenix City, Beijing, China                                            

Scale Tree I (2017). 5m sculpture carved for the Main Lobby, One Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen, China. Photo: Jacqui Hurst