John Warland works at the forefront of conceptual garden design to produce thought provoking spaces to engage the viewer. Challenging the traditional concept of modern garden form, he provides us with a stimulus to create classically informed spaces ?with a twist?.
Spencer Jenkins creates beautiful functional sculptures from woven, carved and steamed wood. Each product is individually designed and handcrafted. ?My work evolves from ideas, hints and suggestions I receive from the landscape around me. I enjoy physically transforming the identity...
Sculpture: 'Coronation Crown (Giant Royal 60th Anniversary Willow sculpture)' by Spencer Jenkins
One of the six willow crowns, part of an art installation to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen`s 60th coronation anniversary in Windsor, is now available Sold
The contemporary coronation crown has been designed by RHS gold-medal-winning John Warland and built by master willow artist Spencer Jenkins, both members of the young British cohort of horticulturalists making their impact on the gardening scene. Spencer Jenkins? willow sculptures have previously been sold at Sotherby`s.
Each willow crown is 1m in diameter and 90cm tall, built from two halves of petal shapes steel frames, completely covered and woven delicately with fine willow. They are currently on display at Windsor Castle, filled with wild flowers, where they have been erected as part of a temporary floral art installation.
The exhibition was opened in September by Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen OBE and has had great support from gardening-guru Alan Titchmarsh and Hollywood actress Anna Friel who is involved with the Society.
See here for ITV News coverage of the project: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2013-09-19/willow-arches-as-gift-to-the-queen/
At the end of the installation in mid-October, all various elements of the exhibition will be sold off for charity, the Coronation Legacy Fund, a bursary set up to put a young deserving, local person through horticultural college every year for the next 60 years.
90 x 100 x 100 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 2 ft 11 3/7 in x 39 2/5 in x 39 2/5 in It is a 1.25 times lifesize sculpture
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