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Residency: Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum, Romsey, Hampshire.

In 2002, Jeanette was invited to be artist in residence at the the Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum in their regular program 'Art in the Garden'.

 

She carefully chose a copse of trees & cloaked their trunks in felt....

 

Jeanette during installation
 
 
After a year of weathering, these 'tree-skins' were peeled off to reveal shells, empty, as in death yet having taken on the shape of the still living forms
 

The installation then moved to the Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton for a further month. The empty shells give the feeling that the trees have just slipped out of them. The tree is gone but the soul seems to remain. The visible & invisible.

There was sound & light at the installation to set the mood of a garden....

 

 
 
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