There are a number of beech trees around the astonishing stone circle and henge at Avebury. Some are used by people to leave offerings or prayers, sometimes in the form of pieces of cloth that cary their messages on the wind. Somehow the trees at Avebury take on character and gravitas, maybe as a result of the impact of the surroundings on us and our change in perception. I’m sure there will be more tree portraits to come from my trips to Avebury.
Original drawing available at time of writing.