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 →
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.
I was Commissioned by Birmingham City Council to carve a large Cedar trunk fronting the viewing platform in Ley Hill Park Birmingham.
The ‘man from the ground’ has emerged. He is a viewer from the viewing platform at the top of the park. A 4ft diameter Cedar tree was felled because of damage and safety issues. I am carving an 8 meter length of it.
The carving represents the male in nature, complementing the female carved on the nearby Scots Pine in 2008. He lives in the ground, he may be coming out or going in depending on how he feels. His hair spreads across the ground and can be sat on (ie a carved seat in the hair) Further ideas for carvings on the Cedar are ruminating and he may have a Kunzle cake to eat.