New Artwork Unveiled on W4th Plinth

'A Quiet Sarnie under the Tree of Life' to be displayed for next six months

‘A Quiet Sarnie under the Tree of Life’
'A Quiet Sarnie under the Tree of Life' by Suzan Inceer


Another New Artwork To Be Unveiled on the W4th Plinth

Penny the Orangutan Gets a Facemask

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The latest piece of art to adorn the railway embankment by the Turnham Green tube station was unveiled this Sunday (27 June).

The work by Suzan Inceer, a Yorkshire born artist who has lived in the Chiswick area since the eighties, is entitled 'A Quiet Sarnie under the Tree of Life' is now on the so-called 'W4th Plinth'.

In the accompanying description she says, “I wanted to squirt some humour into the over-used visual symbol 'The Tree of Life'. This is a real show-off of an old oak tree that says: 'I am here…. and what's more I have been here a lot longer than you and I will continue to reach out beyond you and in spite of you!

“The totem pole-like branches are all-embracing, open and welcoming. Pleas imagine that the re twig-tips (twiglets?) are tickling YOU in particular!”

In the tree are a number of familiar faces including Henry VII and three orangutans (a nod to Penny the orangutan a former resident of this spot).

Previous the space was occupied by 'Stay at Home' a piece created by Chiswick School art students under the direction of teacher Tommy Robinson.

Abundance London, which manages the space, has said that when applications closed last time three artworks were chosen equally by the jury led by Sir Peter Blake and it was decided that all three would have a chance to be installed sequentially.

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July 2, 2021

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