Grizedale Sculpture is delighted to announce two new sculptures for 2017, inspired by and created from the cultural landscape of the Lake District.
treefold:centre by somewhere-nowhere, poet Harriet Fraser and and photographer Rob Fraser, is an invitation to pause with a single aspen tree in the forest landscape. Created from reclaimed stone using traditional dry stone walling techniques, treefold:centre is carved with poetry and has through-stones that double up as seats. The entrance is aligned with the position of the rising sun on midsummer’s day and an aspen will be planted within the walls in February 2018.
This installation coincides with the exhibition The Long View at Grizedale Forest, charting the artists' encounters with seven remarkable trees in Cumbria through poetry and photography.
Mountains We Made by Cumbria-based artist Charlie Whinney has been specially commissioned by Forestry Commission England, Lakes Culture and Lakes Alive in response to the new World Heritage inscription for the Lake District National Park as a ‘cultural landscape’.
A series of ten steam bent sections of wood take the form of the ten highest peaks in the Lake District, using oak sustainably sourced from Grizedale Forest. Mountains We Made is currently touring to a number of venues and arts events including Brockhole, Lakes Alive and will be returning to Grizedale to become part of the permanent collection in January 2018.