A new Christmas art piece has gone on show at Trinity Market, courtesy of local artist Keith Key.
Tasked with displaying different pieces over a year, Keith’s festive offering is named ‘Church of Tree’.
Taking three months to complete, it depicts a scene at the front of Hull Minster in a bygone age of Christmas. Although it displays a warming Christmas scene, the context of piece reflects how we could not survive on this planet without trees and the importance of sustainable forestry.
The hand-carved piece is based on the front view of Hull Minster, and the piece is made from a number of reclaimed roof timbers/sarking boards courtesy of Beverley Minster and its refurbishment during 2022.
Speaking about the piece, Keith said: “The date of the sarking board has been confirmed to be from the 1600s and the trees from which the timbers came lived at least a hundred years before. Alongside the artwork is the story of its creation, and a poem reflecting the true value of our trees to our society.”
Church of Tree is on display at the Hull Trinity Market throughout December.
Visitors are invited to buy a battery candle from the Near and Fair fair trade stall and leave it in front of the piece in memory of a loved one. All monies raised will go to the PATT (Plant A Tree Today) foundation which works in reforesting the local region and encouraging sustainable foresting.