This three-panelled screen was made from oak excavated from a peat bog in the East Anglian Fenlands where it had lain buried for 4,500 to 5,000 years. Over that time the acidity in the water reacted with the tannins in the oak and turned the timber a shade of charcoal. The landscape in East Anglia is flat, bleak and unforgiving, and Wycliffe wanted to convey a sense of the Fens in this piece.
Length 185 cm
Height 180 cm