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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 11:36 UK time, Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Pont Books have released a new title that explores the work of one of the most important artists living and working in Wales, sculptor David Nash.

Nash was born in Surrey in 1945. He studied at Kingston College of Art and Brighton College of Art before attending Chelsea School of Art between 1969 and 1970. He moved to the former slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog after graduating from Chelsea and it has since remained his home.

The sculptor takes his inspiration from the distinctive landscape surrounding Blaenau and the area has been a major part of his success. He works primarily with wood and trees, with natural forces and the nature of the tree itself being integral to his art. In a career spanning 40 years he has created over 2,000 sculptures out of wood, many of them monumental in scale.

David Nash: A Place in the Wood is the latest addition to the series of publications about Welsh artists from authors Carolyn Davies and Lynne Bebb. They have selected numerous striking images of Nash's wood sculptures for the book, as well as living artworks such as the famous Ash Dome.

David Nash's Pyramid, Sphere & Cube. Photo © Jonty Wilde

David Nash's Pyramid, Sphere and Cube. Photo © Jonty Wilde

Another example of David Nash's work. Photo © Jonty Wilde

Another example of David Nash's work. Photo © Jonty Wilde

Pont Books is a branch of Gomer Press. For more information visit the Gomer website.


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