Social Network is made up of 3 elements. The piece  focuses on ideas around trees and their ability to communicate. The design was also inspired by Jalila Essaidi’s “Tree Antenna” at the V and A’s exhibition “The Future is…” (September 2018) and Peter Wohlleben‘s book “The Hidden Life of Trees (Ludvig Verlag c.2015)

 Its form and construction (forged from old gas pipes) is influenced by observations on the glass elements in French electricity pylons but most of all by the leathery surfaces and quality of noble strength that I see in the Beech and Conifer trees near my home. (photos: Jacqui Hirst)