Forest of Dean Autumn in its Glory. 25th October 2014 – Blog

Managed to get a break in between photographing the ELMS – Estoril and FIAWEC – Shanghai

On the way down to Milford Haven we stayed at Speech House, Forest of Dean. Colours were amazing. IMG_5377.JPGIMG_5374.JPG

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Part of the forest you come across nature trails

Raw Neville Gabriel. 2001
“An entire oak tree, planted in the 1800’s to provide timber for warships, and felled to reveal a glade in the woodland, exposing the floor to the sky. The entire tree reconstituted as a sculpture, constructed of cubes of timber, using as much of the tree as possible. Mass reformed”

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Cathedral. Kevin Atherton 1986
“As you walk along the avenues of trees approaching ‘Cathedral’ you are reminded of the aisle in a cathedral and the experiences of awe that such gigantic architecture evokes. But instead of religious imagery, you see the life of the forest on brightly coloured glass

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Place. Magdalena Jeleova 1986
“You will first glimpse this gigantic chair as you Beechenhurst to walk the trail. An iconic work, it’s strength is a much concerned with its poisition overlooking the landscape as it is to its formal structure.”

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Echo. Annie Cantrell 2008
“Cast from the face of the quarry in which it resides. Echo provides a snapshot in time, the fragile rocks captured in a moment and preserved in monochrome. Drawing attention to surface detail and texture. Is it geology performing as sculpture, or vice-versa.”

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Images copyright Richard Washbrooke 2014

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