Sabre Larch Hill

Sabre Larch Hill

Trees are integral to the repertoire of David Nash. Although most widely known for those made from felled trees which are carved and frequently charred, Nash also makes sculpture from living trees. Known broadly as “plantings,” works like Sabre Larch Hill are made with trees, planted as saplings, then carefully pruned and manipulated over time in a specific composition. One of his few public “plantings,” the artist works closely with Meijer Gardens horticulture and sculpture staff to realize this project over time in The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. A master draftsman that often creates graphics in association with sculptural endeavors, Nash created this drawing to describe and guide the design for Sabre Larch Hill.