After leaving the Royal College of Art, London, Thom Puckey (1948) was intensely active as a performance artist in the middle and late 1970s together with Dirk Larsen as “Reindeer werk” as well as in his own solo performances. This trained him in the expressive possibilities of the body in space, in its relational abilities and in how to render these as a sculptural image. This early work, very much in the context of the then avantgarde, can still be seen in the artwork he produces today and, especially, in his use of live models for his sculpture and photography. His work is represented in many museums and collections as well as in public space, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
In the case of the Lens Trees, it is also about restoration as conservation.