A series of enchanting woodland sculptures on the Pendle Sculpture Trail mark the 400th anniversary of one of the most ludicrous witch hunts in history. Persecuted in a flit of mania at the Lanchashire trials, 10 of the so-called Witches of Pendle Forest were charged with murder and executed by hanging. This is all very disturbing of course, but Philippe Hardford's extraordinary wooden sculptures Reconnected 1 and Reconnected 2 are bound to cheer you up.
Philippe Handford designed Reconnected 1 and Reconnected 2 for the Pendle Trail in England
Made with found natural materials plus some steel and stone, the sculptures commemorate the 400th anniversary of one of the most absurd witch hunts in history
The pieces, so fluid and dynamic as they are, reflect what happens to a tree when it falls
Reconnected 2 is the largest sculpture on the trail with two arches protruding from four tree stumps
None of the wood used was felled for the purpose of the installation
Handford conceived the idea for the sculpture trail back in 2010!