In Praise Of Trees
In Praise of Trees – The sculpture that Friends Of Ham Woods commissioned artist Peter Randall-Page to create has been completed and officially opened!

The sculpture marks the spot where on Boxing Day 2011 the largest and oldest oak tree in Ham Woods came down in a storm, destroying some very ancient stone walling. The slates from the wall were salvaged and used, the oak formed the bench. The sculpture itself is made of Dartmoor granite.

A careful and considered commission by Take A Part, Stepping Stones to Nature and Plymouth City Council.  Working with Friends Of Ham Woods the process involved asking questions, visiting studios and in-situ work, planning, vision and a lot of hard work.  The Friend of Ham Woods group were wonderful in taking risks, co-commissioning, demanding more and owning the

The official launch for the sculpture was on Saturday 29th September over 70 people from the community and beyond came today to celebrate and take part.  The Shed On Wheels also attended the event and provided opportunities to press apple juice, eat cakes and forage for wild food.

A big thanks to Peter Randall-Page, the stonewallers (Jez & Mark),  Arts Unit, Street Scene.  Special and significant thanks to Friends of Ham Woods!



Oct 1, 2012
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