Friday, 24 February 2012

Whitebeam sculpture

An open air sculpture has been created in the churchyard of St. John the Baptist church in Chester, UK, as a place for reflection.  The sculpture was created by Nick Horrigan using wood from a diseased whitebeam tree that grew on the site of what was St James's chapel, a place of pilgrimage.

The species of whitebeam has not, so far as I know, been given but, from the size of the wood, it might have been a Swedish whitebeam, Sorbus intermedia.

There is a red sandstone rock in the centre that can be used as a seat.