Carole Drake, 1995

Tucked away in a copse of larch trees near Beechenhurst Lodge, Dead Wood / Bois Mort consists of five steels plates buried into the forest floor. Suggestive of nameless graves, Carole Drake’s work bears memories of European forests devastated by war in the twentieth century.

About the Artist

Carole Drake studied Fine Art at the University of Reading and Newcastle Polytechnic, graduating in 1992. She has held residencies at the Forest of Dean, Galloway Forest Park and Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester. Exhibitions include Grave Goods, Crawford Arts Centre (1996-1997) and Farming Matters, Dorset (2003). Since 1993 she has also been a professional photographer and writer on gardens and plants.