Sunday, 30 December 2007

The Tree of all Trees

These photos of this Sculpted Tree was taken by my Mum-In-Law, Jessie.

Dont forget to click and enlarge these photos(as you can in all of my photos)

The Sculpted Tree
The Hurricane of 1987 followed by the Great Storms of January 1990 severely damaged Kentwell's finest and biggest Cedar. Rather than fell what remained, the Phillips commisioned Colin Wilbourne, an outstanding sculptor in many materials, to carve it. The theme is The Tower of Babel , a metaphor which remains relevant today: man's ambition still exceeds his capacity and he still seems unable to communicate, well or peaceably, with his neighbour.

These photos were taken at KENTWELL HALL and Gardens in Suffolk. UK.





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19 comments:

DeeMom said...

Stunning

Gail's Man said...

certainly a good sculpture. Just the sort of place for Robin Hood to hide in.

Salty said...

Amazing!
Hard to believe someone would expend all this work and talent on a tree that will rot fall down in a few years! As for now it is most impressive!

deborah wilson said...

Magnificent! This is beautiful. The fourth pic is the best, it looks as if you can walk right into the tree and climb the staircase! I will have to search for more of Wilbourne's work soon!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic... I would stand around that tree for hours just looking and loving it.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Those are FABULOUS! I must call my hubby into our computer room to have a look! =)

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU and YOURS!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Makes the tree live again in people's eyes, though a different way. A very talented sculptor! Thank you for sharing it.

Best regards,

Renie

Jules said...

What a wonderful way of keeping those trees living and beautiful - hope they can be preseeved forever.

Happy New Year's Imac - have a good one!!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is amazing and that last one does look like you can walk right in. Around here we have lots of places and people that carve all sorts of trees trunks with a chain saw. They sell lots of them. Do you have that there? Its amazing to watch them do this so fast.

**"Liza"** said...

Ohhh how neat!!That is really amazing..Gessh who ever done this might take him a lot of time curving this tree..;)
Anyway sorry I just visit now, ive been so busy scrubbing my whole house "kinda tradition to clean up everything in my house before new year"..lol..Happy New Year Again..;)

ancient one said...

Loved the trees.

Mike said...

What a fantsatic idea. Brilliant!
Quick Snap
This I Do...

RuneE said...

Very symbolic, very impressive - and not the least - very good photographic work!

A Happy Blogging New Year to You!

Dragonstar said...

What a fantastic memorial. A magical work. Many thanks for sharing these.

i beati said...

this is so fascinating - and intriquing.thanks

Kerri said...

Wow...this tree is amazing!
I LOVE IT!

mrsnesbitt said...

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Have a great 2008!

Denise

smilnsigh said...

Oh I must show this to my husband, the life long woodworker and carver. A Pharmacist by trade, but he has loved woodworking all his life. And now, semi-retired, he has even more time for it. Along with his other hobbies. :-)

Mari-Nanci

Andrée said...

That is one of the best solutions i have seen in a long long time. it is enhanced, and the story of the storms also remains.