A friend and I went to Mottisfont Abbey today to see an exhibition of art on the subject of trees. It is a great place to see real trees too - especially at this time of year. And we could not have chosen a better day for sunshine and warmth.
Among the artworks which attracted me was a painting rather like this by Ffiona Lewis,
the film The Greeting by Lizzie Sykes,
the colours and feeling of oils by Fiona McIntyre,
and most of all I loved the photograph and painting on photograph by Michael Porter from his Day and Night series - for which I cannot find a reproduction, but this below ( Silver Birches & Bindweed & Beneath a Rotting Tree from here) gives an idea. His is the piece that stays with me, and could well prove to be an inspiration.