Carved from 7 tons of Sweet Chestnut. Prince Rupert hid in the well at Wollescote Hall during the English Civil War. From Oliver Cromwell’s Roundheads. He fled to France until the Restoration.
‘The work at Ward End Park, Birmingham was commissioned by the Friends of Ward End Park and funded by the The Heritage Lottery Fund.
They comprise a giant conker, acorn and beechnut which are seeds of the main trees in the park.
They are part of a ‘tree trail’ which opened on 4th July, 2013′
Tree Carvings NEW LODGE WINDSOR A Giant Oak Tree. Tree carvings are becoming popular in Parks and private gardens and woodland. Rather than felling a tree completely and destroying it Continue Reading →
In June I was commissioned to make a sculpture to remember and celebrate the life of Wendy who worked at the theatre, and who died very unexpectedly in January of this Continue Reading →
The Design: a pure abstract/natural shape with hollowed out centre carefully crafted to interact with light in several ways.The form as a whole may invoke a flame, praying hands, a Continue Reading →
New Musical Instrument ‘Harp’ Sculpture in Highbury Park, Kings Heath, Birmingham. Made from a curved oak branch and slats to bash rather than strings. ‘I don’t think strings would last long Continue Reading →
New signposts and Sculptures for Sot’s hole, Sandwell Valley, West Bromwich.The Friends of Sot’s Hole attained funding from the Lottery’s Community Spaces Scheme for Graham to produce designed and carved signage for new paths in Sot’s Hole. This was supported by Sandwell MBC and overseen by Jo Miskin, Community Developement Officer.Made from Sweet Chestnut and Oak, designs were helped along by children from 4 local schools.
Selly Oak Park in Birmingham has had new work and a nature trail introduced. Graham has carved a bench and Welcome post in Sweet Chestnut and installed them on the site. Continue Reading →
Prince Rupert was a cousin of Charles 1 and during the English Civil War in the 17th Century Rupert fought for the Royalist cause from a Headquarters at Wollescote Hall. Continue Reading →
This work is part of the Sculpture Trail in Jubilee Park, Queen Elizabeth Gardens in Bewdley. Designed and made in conjuction with Woodland Ways to commemorate the old orchard that was on this site. There are now new fruit trees planted.
The Apple Core is carved in Oak and is intented as a play sculpture with foot and hand holds carved in. It stands around 10ft tall.
The Apple Core Continue Reading →
In march 2009 Graham made a giant dragon carving in conjuction with Sculptor Robot Cossey for a park in Stourbridge.