It will continue to grow at the point

Seow was fascinated with the explicit nature/culture hybrid of pollarded trees- a sculptural gesture full of decorative and ambiguous qualities, cross-over ‘species’, or some uncanny relic.

“It will continue to grow except at that point” is a series of photographs depicting these trees- pollarding is a pruning system involving the removal of the upper branches of a tree. Primarily seen today in urban landscape to maintain street-side trees in confined spaces, pollarding can keep a tree healthy and ornamental at a much smaller, manageable size rather than allowing it to reach its full size which could cause interference with electrical utilities and structures.  

The work invites us to reimagine our relationship with trees as both symbols and living organisms that have helped to shape our habitats, lives and imaginations.