Installed March 2021
Langley Vale WW1 Centenary Memorial Woodland
Client: The Woodland Trust
The sculpture stands approximately six metres tall and four metres in diameter, it is constructed from approximately thirty five pieces of oak and weighs approximately twenty tons. It creates an enclosure or space of contemplation, carved within the uprights are texts taken from seven poets including Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen.
The piece was originally inspired by the paintings of Paul Nash (official war artist) the desolate landscapes and desecrated trees and his passion for the natural environment made him the perfect point of inspiration for the sculpture. His painting ’Wood on the downs’ was the starting point for the sculpture which sits on the Epsom downs.