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Some new sculpture for our garden.

We enjoy pieces of sculpture around the garden, some we buy, some are pieces of interesting “found objects” from the beach or countryside, but more special are the ones we receive as presents and the most special of all are those created by the person giving them as presents.

This piece was made by our daughter, Jo, from copper sheet and copper piping, and inspired by the work of a fellow student. The piece is based on the leaves of the Stagshorn Fern. It always looks colourful with the colours changing as the day moves on and as the weather changes.

We “planted” the sculpture alongside a bronze leaved Phormium, to both compliment and enhance the sculpture and the plant.

Recently we explored the nature reserve, Brandon Marshes, run by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, and as the light began to drop the sun shone through the old leaves of a coppiced oak and the effect it presented was so similar to our sculpture. the colour, texture and shape. Amazing coincidence.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

7 replies on “Some new sculpture for our garden.”

What a lovely gift! It looks great with the Phormium and it will give you so much pleasure. The photograph of the Oak leaf is simply beautiful x

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