Farewell to Place by Magdalena Jetelova – reflections from an abandoned phd about the sculpture trail

Attending the symposium at Clearwell Caves about the new works in the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust – looking forward to it the conversations, tomorrow, Friday 15th April.

Flow Contemporary Arts

(I have credited the photographers where I know who it was.)

I worked for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust for several years and developed a fondness for Place by Magdalena Jetelova. Today Place (more commonly known locally as The Giants Chair) was dismantled and later in the week will be converted into charcoal, an ancient tradition used in the Forest of Dean. It completes the circle of this temporary artworks’ lifecycle.

The Sculpture Trust has considered the history of the sculpture respectfully and are following the wishes of the artist. Knowing that new artworks will be created using this recycled material is heartening and points in a positive way to the current growth of the trail. New commissions will be installed in the near future – you can read more about that on their website. I look forward to seeing them come to fruition.

And there’s a lovely film…

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