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Enchanting Woodland Sculptures Pay Homage to the Witches of Pendle Forest in England

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 13, 2012 @ 4:09 pm In Art,Botanical,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | 1 Comment

Pendle Trail, witches, witch trails, art, environmental art, salvaged wood, Philippe Handford, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, UK, eco art, timber

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 [1], 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 [2] Martyn Bednarczuk fashioned a large ‘Witch finder General’ out of solid oak. If you fancy a visit, Arts Map has the details [3].

+ Philippe Hardford [4]

Via My Modern Met [5]

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[1] previously felled trees: http://inhabitat.com/tag/salvaged-wood-art/

[2] master wood carver: http://inhabitat.com/tag/wood-art/

[3] Arts Map has the details: http://www.artsmap.org.uk/public-arts/public-art/Pendle-Sculpture-Trail

[4] + Philippe Hardford: http://www.handforddesign.co.uk/installations.html

[5] My Modern Met: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/philippe-handford-reconnected

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