David Nash: Black Mound

Black Mound was made for the YSP landscape by David Nash in 2013. Once in place, he charred the oak forms through a carefully controlled burning process that relates to his interest in the four elements.

Colour is integral to the artist’s practice, but he grew dissatisfied with earlier experiments with painting wood because the colour seemed to sit on the surface, rather than becoming part of the work. His method of charring wood addressed this issue and has become an important aspect of his sculpture.

Human experience of landscape is fundamental to Nash’s practice. He strives to make positive interventions in his environments and to work with natural processes to make sense of, and to celebrate, the world around us and our place within it.