Storm

Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy

Edinburgh, 2006


The bronze sculpture Storm was a response to the prolonged aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Christie looked for trees uprooted by storms to work with and found many in Marchmar woodland at Lumsden, where she was doing the first of many residencies at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop.

Cast from an enormous blown-over Sitka Spruce root, Storm highlights the often irreversible damage caused by severe weather conditions and the crucial eco-balancing role of trees.

The sculpture Storm received the N.S. MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award at the 180th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Storm II

The bronze sculpture Storm II portrays the natural world under stress due to increased flooding. The root system lost all its nutrient-absorbing roots and became waterlogged.