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robin wood
03-08-2008, 10:21
This week I have been working in a nice woodland on a bridge project and Ollie my 11 year old has been coming out with me and making sculptures in a Richard Long/Golsworthy sort of style. Maybe some would not consider this bushcraft but I do as it is all about interacting with the environment and the benefits of this sort of play are very deep for adults too.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/thewoods_album/IMG_5123.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/thewoods_album/IMG_5142.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/thewoods_album/IMG_5127.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/thewoods_album/IMG_5144.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/thewoods_album/IMG_5146.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/thewoods_album/IMG_5201.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/thewoods_album/IMG_5122.jpg

g4ghb
03-08-2008, 10:59
Nice one Ollie!

I particularly like photo 2! ;)

weaver
03-08-2008, 12:19
He's been busy then, hadn't he?

Very serene there and the sculptures fit right in with the flow of the water. Will they get washed away in the rains?

SteveW
03-08-2008, 20:54
I really like them, they have a simple yet mystical quality that creates a feeling of enchantment and wonder. I would be delighted to stumble across them. Art should make us question what we see, and they do just that. Well done Ollie.

SOAR
03-08-2008, 20:57
They look great, it would be very nice to be passing through and stumble across them.

Mike Ameling
03-08-2008, 22:31
Nice little sculptures. They do have something of a primal feel or connection to them.

Since they are just ... stacked up ... they would be transitory. They could be upset by enough water, rain, or even wind.

Some people have been known to use some of the modern adhesives to make their "sculptures" a little more permanent. There are some hiking trails near me that go through rocky sections, and such "sculptures" have become quite common.

And a nice little foot bridge, and through a wonderful little area. How long is it? 8 foot, possibly 10?

I've always loved a flowing stream of most any size - except when it is flooding.

Mikey - yee ol' grumpy German blacksmith out in the Hinterlands