A good walk: Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, Glos
Ã?Â Dappled sunlight in the Forest of Dean
Published at 12:01AM, March 14 2015
The Sculpture Trail in the heart of the Forest of Dean was a pioneering
project when it opened in 1986. The artistsÃ¢Â?Â? brief was to respond to the
forest, an ancient mineral-rich woodland between the Wye and the Severn
whose atmosphere is full of latency and Ã¢Â?Â?othernessÃ¢Â?Â.
Some of those initial works have been absorbed organically by the place; 20
remain, with more planned, strung out along a winding path Ã¢Â?Â? a giant
seatless chair on a hillock, charred boats in an old coal mine drain; a
whole oak tree felled, sawn and reconfigured into a neat Jenga-stye pile.