light tree - 2010 - Lighting up trees in the winter is part of a long tradition of praise and celebration for the beauty and symbolism of nature and the natural cycle. This apple tree grows by a stream in a meadow on the edge of the Penwith Moor clipped by the salt wind blowing in from the Atlantic. It gives great pleasure throughout the year with the slow fireworks of the spring when leaves cover the form with translucent colour and then the blossoms with delicate flowers that mirror the watery intensity of spring sun light. The rich colour of summer and the developing fruit and warm colours of Autumn leaves. Finally the winter tracery of the lichen covered branches. In order to perceive the world we need to make fresh eyes. The development of high powered LEDs and digital control provides wonderful tools to praise and reveal nature in a new light.