Machines in the Trees

4 May – 7 Jul 2019

Main Gallery

​Machines in the Trees​ by Martin Smith

Machines in the Trees consists of three metal mechanical trees, made for artsNK’s 2013 festival Zygote which was held to celebrate Sleaford and its connection to the seed industry. The kinetic trees move in a gentle, paced fashion, creating a representation of real trees and their movements in nature. Each tree has its own story and the artist was inspired by the history and myth of trees in nature.

Martin Smith's work explores how people move around and perceive a space, whether that’s inside or outside. He undertakes small and large commissions designed to interact with both the viewer and the architecture of the space, through mechanical movement. Alongside this, he also creates beautifully crafted kinetic objects that investigate themes of repetition, precision and rules.