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.

#homeiswheretheheartrotis Marion Sidebottom, 2018, Giclee Fine Art print, 36.96 x 20.8 inches

This photomontage tells the story of PhD student and researcher in Mycology, Emma Gilmartin from Cardiff University.

I met Emma at the Ancient Tree Forum Summer Conference in Epping Forest in July 2017 and also spent a day finding out about her research into Beech tree heart rot at seven sites across the UK including Epping Forest.

Emma is standing next to and admiring an ancient beech tree, the strands of fungi were grown in a petri dish. Her hand is opening a section of bark on a different tree from her research project in which she sampled the heartwood in various young beech trees around the forest.

homeiswheretheheartrotisc Marion Sidebottom2018ArtistinResidenceBeech heart rotEnvironmental ArtEpping ForestEssexForestFungiLondonMycologistPhotographyPhotomontageTree StoryTreesWoodland