Naomi Seki (Japan)

Boora Stacks


This work is one of my tree series. While working in the fabrication workshops of Boora Works I found some disused chimney stacks. I was attacked to their colour and texture. I decided to make a sculpture, which incorporated eleven of the former chimney stacks. The chimneys were filled with peat and set into a specially constructed wooden frame made of Douglas fir. I planted the stacks with heather and birch, both native to Lough Boora Parklands. My intention was to give life back to the chimney stacks within the landscape.

Sculpture in the Parklands