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 & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.

David Nash, _Sabre Larch Hill_, 2013 - present. Larch trees, dimensions variable. The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Acquisition. David Nash, Sabre Larch Hill, 2013 © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris