Phil Townsend

Diverse Sculpture

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Title:   ‘Green Man Life Cycle’

Location:  Hamsterley Forest, Co Durham

Materials:  Six trunks of Grand Fir (5m long by 0.6m diameter) 

Description:  In a triangular forest clearing six tree trunks were set in triangular formation and equidistantly spaced. From three viewpoints set at a measured distance from the corners, the logs combine to present a solid image. As one moves round the sculpture the image becomes disjointed only to reassemble into a second, then a third image – the faces of the Green Man, spirit of the woodland, in his youth, mid-life, and old age.