Sculpture by renowned artist is installed in Plymouth woods
AN internationally-renowned landscape artist has created a stone sculpture for Ham Woods.
British sculptor, Peter Randall-Page, was commissioned by Take A Part and Stepping Stones to Nature at Plymouth City Council, to produce a piece of art for the ancient urban woodland.
His creation, made from Dartmoor granite and set in a beautiful slate arch which encompasses an oak seat, aims to connect people with nature.
The design was named 'In Praise of Trees' in honour of a timber that was brought down by high winds in the spring.
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Cabinet member for Environment, Councillor Brian Vincent said: "This is a really exciting project as Peter is a really well known sculptor. His seed sculpture enjoys centre stage at Eden Project and we wanted to see something here permanently that will keep on attracting people."
Community group, Friends of Ham Woods, were involved with the selection process and visited studios as well as inviting artists to visit the woodland to gather information and develop the project. They also held community consultation meetings.
They chose Peter, they said, because they felt he understood the woodland's uniqueness and would create a piece that enhanced its natural features.
"Peter was quite taken with the woodland when he first visited and has been working closely with the community to ensure the work is owned and cared for by the whole neighbourhood," Cllr Vincent added.
The Friends of Ham Woods are also working with Take A Part and Stepping Stones to Nature on a commission for Plymouth-based artists to create natural seating for schools and families to enjoy the peace and nature in the woodland.