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Friday, March 26, 2010

An Enigma in Wood


I was in Hyde Park again recently and came across this tree.

I didn't know anything about until I discovered a note on the TMBC Facebook page which informs
Mr Thompson Dagnall, a Preston-based artist, is creating a wood sculpture of a squirrel with a nut in Hyde Park.

The sculpture is being created from a Turkey Oak outside Bayley Hall in the park. The tree was diseased and had to be felled. Rather than remove the tree completely it was felled to a safe height so that it could be sculpted.

7 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

What a role-model message for the cities and parks across the world.

A wonderful Friday for you.

Tom said...

I read about this in the Advertiser last night Gerald... I've seen this chaps work before so I expect a good result when done..
There's also some work going on in Pole Bank as well... the pond as over 6ft of mud and silt at the bottom... what a clean up that will be.

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is a great idea, there are several examples of that in Scotland, specially on Kinnoull Hill just outside Perth.

Lois said...

What a great idea!

AB said...

Fascinating. I hope we get a shot when it is finished

Steffe said...

Ha. I like it.

Granny J said...

I too like the idea of using a tree's skeleton for an in situ sculpture. We have a rather neat dragon created from a dead tree along our main creek here in Prescott.

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