Leading up to Christmas the gardeners were asking for large amounts of wood- mostly cordwood and in three metre lengths. Not only that… they raided the stack of oak timber and cut it all up into blocks. What on earth were they up to? As time went along piles of wood were stacked in the garden area and some were painted ( no, in fact all of them were painted), a rather odd thing to do to say the least. Then I was asked to acquire six hundred willow binders- surely they were not laying some hedge? (Didn’t know they could do that and in any case where was this hedge?)
Well blow me down! The other day, in a triumphant display, they revealed all. Theo Gayer Anderson (a sculptor and artist) had been asked to make some outdoor art around the theme of ‘Reflection’. It’s a novel idea and these five sculptures are now installed and available for all to see until April after which they are to be taken down… BUT, not discarded as the foresters fancy some of these sculptures in the woodland belts… and we may even add a few… might even become well renowned artists (not that sort thank you!).
Passage of time. Cross grained perspective. Mutable palimpsests.
Intimate thicket. Entangled embrace. Caution susurrus.
Once they were one. Shared past. Uncertain future.
Broken limbs. Suspended moment. Silent descent.