In 2009 I was commissioned to carve a huge oak that would have been
part of the Royal Estate in centuries gone by.
The tree collapsed due to rot in one of the main branches and I was privileged to be able to convert the remains of it into a carved piece of work that was sensitive to the history of the tree and to it’s setting. Over a period of 6 months the 20 foot tall trunk was transformed using the stories and ideas from the estates history i.e. nymphs and animals living in the grounds. The tree is 600-700 year old and a beautiful chocolate brown colour.
“There’s a secret nymphs foot as part of the sculpture visitors enjoy discovering and you can actually enter the tree and find a place to sit quietly. At one stage there was a plan to get wifi available but I think the tranquility is good.” Graham Jones