Sculpture and the Land
Entrance, Hooke Park Wood,
by Andy Goldsworthy
John Makepeace, furniture maker and Director of the Parnham Trust worked with Common Ground to commission a sculpture marking the new entrance into the Working Woodland at Hooke Park Wood. The economic viability of this woodland as a renewable resource managed in the traditional manner was being re-established.
Part of the artist's brief was that materials from the wood should be used for the sculpture. Andy Goldsworthy was chosen for the commission for his delicate handling and understanding of natural materials, his proven ability to make large, permanent works and the philosophical concord between himself, Common Ground and the Working Woodland.
Construction took place over four weeks in July 1986, Andy working with students Lynette Charters, John Ogdon, Samantha Rudd and Justin Underhill.
Read more in the Common Ground book NEW MILESTONES
Postcards are also available of a number of the commissions.
Find out about Common Ground's other work with Andy Goldsworthy