King and Queen

King and Queen

Photo by William J. Hebert

Renowned British sculptor David Nash has created a legendary body of work almost exclusively in association with trees. Iconic are large, outdoor works that the artist has boldly carved then carefully charred knowing full well that such works will eventually perish under the stress of the elements. However, Nash has carefully selected a small group of such works to be translated into bronze. King and Queen were initially carved and charred in 1997 and then painstakingly realized a decade later and carefully patinated to replicate the wooden original.

David Nash. King and Queen, 1997 (cast 2008). Bronze, 156 x variable inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer.