The work at Ward End Park

‘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′

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conker Ward End Park

Prawn

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The prawn is carved in beech from a tree that was taken down in the commissioner’s garden due to fall risk. The Commissioner is the proprietor of a business involved in fish and prawns.

It stands about 6 feet tall.

The dragon carving is created from a fallen ash tree in a client’s garden.

Harp Sculpture

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 →

Sot’s Hole Sandwell Valley

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.

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Selly Oak Park Welcome Post

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 →

Graham goes back to Ley Hill Park

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.

Carved from the large Cedar that had to be felled for safety reasons. Placed across the viewing platform