Updates from two of our projects, as work continues on the oak.
Malcolm Shepherd, new sculptor in our group, and Fio Adamson were stripping the bark off the Crown of the tree on Saturday. Great to see the wood emerging from its 4 year hibernation next to St Paul's church.
Parts of the wood are rotten, and will be cut out, but most seems fine. There will need to be some serious shifting of this massive piece of wood to get access to all of it. If you are interested in helping with the moving please let us know. As Malcolm's design ideas develop we will keep you posted: its final location is also still to be decided.
Meanwhile in the Community Garden, Christopher Guest has been studying the timbers he began working on recently, in order to build a larger scale model of his design for the garden of Oldfield House.
Keen to preserve the lines of the wood, they must be transferred to scale drawings.
A genuine pencil is used, on actual paper!
There is a kind of devotion to the remains of the tree in what all of us are doing...
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