Phil Hemsley

Mel Tor Oak - Fine Art Print

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Mel Tor Oak - Fine Art Print

It was with curiosity that I wandered into these woods, for the first time, that cover the steep sided valley of the Dart, below Mel Tor. Sunlight periodically appearing between the sleet, hail and rain downpours of a winter's morning. As soon as I stepped into the wild wood, I was struck by the enchanting nature of things and it was a joy to explore. It's wonderful that such pockets of wildness exist unchanged by humans. No paths through, and a rugged scramble to get into - but it is common land, a place to invite a curious wandering.

 

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I reached this point and was struck by the flow of the anthropomorphic form of the gnarled sessile oak (Quercus petraea). The transient light from the left and the flow into this space and rightwards, appealed to me in it's energy. A wonderful sylvan world to spend time in, on a winter's morning – offering a palpable sense of what vast swathes of the ancient Dartmoor Forest would have been like after the last Ice Age. The low hum of the swollen river drifted up from far below, still resonating as I eventually walked back up to the open moorland, homewards.

 

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18 x 12 inch Fine Art Giclee Print, with Mount £75 FREE UK Mainland Postage.

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