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Tara Welsman

Tara Welsman


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Site specific sculpture

To complete a site specific brief for the National trust site, Trelissick Gardens in Feock, Cornwall. They wanted scupture/craft to be created and exhibited for a chosen part of their historic gardens, that was inspired by the history that resides around Trelissick Gardens. Here i chose to focus my work on the carriageways that were laid in the early 1900's. What inspired me was the fact that they were laid as it was fashionable in the late victorian period to experience your vast gardens by horse and carriage, not really allowing themselves into nature. I found this very contrasting with the way we view gardens today, and decided to create my own large spoked carriage wheel commemorating these past methods. To symbolize the end of this ways, i broke the circle of the wheel and altered its form. I made this piece from mainly pine elements and laithed the hub out of tropical hardwood. I thoroughly enjoyed working in large scale and developing my skills in woodwork.

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