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′
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 →
When I first went to Sweet Chillies, Yardley Wood Road, Birmingham, I simply couldn’t believe the beauty of the food. I felt I wanted to make a Chilli from wood Continue Reading →
The garden is a celebration of Rhys who died in 2011 at the age of 21. Rhys was an inspiration to his mother who’s idea the garden was.It is to become a centre of inspiration and exploration for children and exemplifies Rhys’ love of literature. A long bench is carved for Rhys incorporating his interests in literature, poetry, music and life.
‘ By curves come all things to their goal’. This beautiful phrase by Nietzsche, who Rhys loved, sums up the convoluted ways our lives unfold and is inscripted into the bench.
The entrance portal is a gateway made from organically shaped oak forms.
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 →
A private commission for a garden. Made from one piece of oak. It weighs nearly half a ton.
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 →