David Nash is a Sculptor and Land Artist working primarily with wood that has fallen naturally or has been felled due to age, disease or safety. His sculptures are made using heavy equipment including chainsaws and blowtorches, morphing trees into unexpected shapes. Nash attended the Kingston College of Art and later the Chelsea School of Art. His work has been featured in the Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, Gallery Lelong in Zürich, Sala de la Diputacion in Spain, Annely Juda Fine Art in London, and Kew Gardens in Queens. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1999, and was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to the arts in 2004.