Tree Story Photomontages - Marion Sidebottom

Marion Sidebottom

Photographer & Artist, MA, ARPS

These photomontages are best viewed as full size prints in the exhibition to reveal the hidden details.

You can't see the trees for the woods Marion Sidebottom, 2018, Giclee Fine Art print, 36.96 x 20.8 inches

'You can't see the trees for the woods' is the inspiration behind the projects title and is a phrase coined by the Head of Conservation Dr Jeremy Dagley due to the amount of ancient & veteran trees in Epping Forest. He has worked in the forest for decades and his passion for the forest and as a naturalist enthuses the people around him. His role is a delicate balancing act between nature, people and organisational needs whilst under financial pressures. The group at the bottom of the picture are attendees of the Ancient Tree Forum conference is Epping Forest in 2017 during which a concordat was signed for Epping Forest to work in partnership with this conservation group. This also coincided with the 800th anniversary year of the Forest Charter.

c Marion Sidebottom2018Ancient Tree ForumArtistinResidenceEnvironmental ArtEpping ForestEssexForestHead of ConservationLondonPhotographyPhotomontageTree StoryTreesWoodlandYou can't see the trees for the woods