If seeing is believing I have seen enough...
The Ellentree is a short fantasy story told through photography and poetic text. The story follows Evelyn in his search for the mystical Ellentree. The book explores themes of reality, seeing as believing, hope and the self.
To create the photographs featured within The Ellentree artist Rosie Sherwood folded hundreds of origami cranes and temporarily installed them in locations across London and Devon. Once the book had been published these birds became a way of bringing the book beyond the page, exhibition the Ellentree and the origami birds at various events including the Origami Open at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.
The Ellentree has a secret audio/visual ebook that can only be accessed by purchasing the physical book. The teaser trailer can be viewed below. Writer and musician Nicholas Herrmann composed the music in response to the story.
Rosie Sherwood is an artist, scholar and independent publisher. At the heart of Sherwood’s interdisciplinary practice is a fascination with time and a desire to tell stories. In 2012 Rosie Sherwood founded As Yet Untitled and Elbow Room, successfully crowd funding to expand the publishing company in 2015. Sherwood is the Creative Director of turn the page Artists Book Fair and Symposium. Sherwood graduated from Camberwell College of Art with an MA in Book Arts in 2013. She has delivered conference papers and University lectures across the country. Sherwood has taken part in both group and solo exhibitions as well as artist book and small publishers fairs. Sherwood’s works can be found in special collections including The Poetry Library, Tate Library and Archive and the National Libraries of both Victoria and Queensland (Australia). In 2018 Sherwood began a yearlong aritsts' residency with the Marine Institute at Plymouth University. Her sculpture Akin was selected for the National Sculpture Prize at Broomhhill Sculpture Gardens.