Medium: Ink jet print on transparent film, aluminum leaf mounted on wood
Dimensions: Oval - 10.5 x 6.5 inches
Framed size 16.25 x 12.25 inches
This survivor tree grows on the edge of a field beside a road. Even though it has a hollow trunk it keeps growing and strikes me as a symbol of endurance.
Length/Depth: 16.25 in
Width: 12.25 in
Height: 0.13 in
Length/Depth: 20 in
Width: 16 in
Height: 5 in
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Nicola Woods is a fine art photographer born in England and now living in Toronto.. Nicola holds a MFA from Johnson State College VT and has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the USA, including most recently the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and the Riverdale Artwalk. Her work has been featured in several online articles including "An Interview with Nicola Woods" by the London Urban Tree Festival, and "Spotlight: Nicola Woods on her Unique Process” by Yonge + St. Clair (BIA).
As a proud tree hugger Nicola celebrates our tree friends by creating shimmering tree portraits that resemble early forms of photography such as daguerreotypes. When she spends time in nature she is captivated by the way light shimmers through the tree canopy and how sunshine glows through a leaf. She brings these beautiful qualities of light into her work by layering her photographs over metal leaf. The metallic backgrounds glow and change according to light conditions lending the images an ephemeral quality.
While Nicola loves the physical form of trees it is their symbolic meanings that inspires her most. As she wanders outside with her camera she is drawn to solitary trees found on land once covered by forests, now growing amidst farmed fields or in an urban park. These lone trees resonate energies such as determination, shelter and resilience. Her encounters with them leave her feeling calm and hopeful. Back in the studio she sifts through her images and choose the ones that best capture a tree’s beauty and its signature energy. Her aim with these tree portraits is to bring the viewer a sense of peace and deeper connection to our tree friends.