David Rickard

David Rickard’s proposal Returnings, a vast forest installation built with timber collected from across the UK, will explore the cyclical journey of the forests’ trees. Each piece of ‘reclaimed’ wood will be imprinted with details of its previous function and location, thereby recording a network of the past lives of timber elements within the depths of their original environment. Rickard studied Architecture at the Auckland School of Architecture in New Zealand, before studying Fine Art at Brera Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan and Central Saint Martins, London. Investigations into both the boundaries between the disciplines of architecture and fine art, and the materiality of our surroundings, underlie his practice. Selected exhibitions include Flags, Serra di Giardini, Venice; Obsessive Compulsive Order, CØPPERFIELD, London and Round the Clock, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice.