Art in Salcey Forest - original exhibition

Wood spirit II

Whilst exploring this area of the forest I came across an Ash tree which had naturally fallen - the top was peculiarly shaped (the trunk had formed a cross section then continued in two main uprights) and reminded me of antlers. I have pared down the lines of branches, and the tree top once again stands upright to form Wood spirit II - a reference to the antlered god of the woods once worshiped by our ancestors. The last of nine sculptures on the Art in Salcey Forest trail, I encourage visitors to add their own 'offerings' to this sculpture and thus to the forest. The photos show the sculpture, the 'web' I have woven to one side, and some of the offerings added so far.

Wood spirit II   Wood spirit II - web detail   Wood spirit II - grass fly   Wood spirit II - ribbon    Wood spirit II - grass twist   Wood spirit II - ring

See also:
Light; Iris; Body weave III; Spirit weave II; Wood spirit; Geodesic weave; Falling seeds; Regeneration

Details of the exhibition, guided walks and workshops

Getting there
By car:
There are two main car parks in Salcey Forest:
Horse box car park (nearest): parking and information
Cafe car park: parking, information, cafe, children's play area and picnic area

By public transport:
Nearest rail station: Milton Keynes Central or Northampton (see train timetables)
Bus 33 from Northampton or Milton Keynes Central to Hartwell