Gallery: Enchanting Woodland Sculptures Pay Homage to the Witches of Pe...

Philippe Handford designed Reconnected 1 and Reconnected 2 for the Pendle Trail in England

Hardford conceived the idea of a sculpture trail back in 2010 and has since implemented that vision with a host of wonderful, earth-loving installations. Using previously felled trees, one that was wind blown and a few other natural materials found on site in addition to steel and stone, the artist creates dynamic arches that mimic what it looks like when a tree falls.

Visitors to the free Pendle trail will encounter these and other organic installations during their walk. Sarah McDade designed 10 ceramic plaques representing each of the condemned witches, Steve Blaylock added bats, an owl and a spider made of stainless steel and master wood carver Martyn Bednarczuk fashioned a large ‘Witch finder General’ out of solid oak. If you fancy a visit, Arts Map has the details.

+ Philippe Hardford

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  1. evelyn m December 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    These scuptures are absolutely beautiful. They are also very appropriate to the environment I live in, a small city (Campbell River) on the east coast of Vancouver Island – right at the 50th parellel in B.C., Canada. We are surrounded by the forest, and many people have large trees in their front or back yards. After big storms, many trees fall, wouldn\’t this idea be lovely for the trees that fall across roads.

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