Willow Tree
Artist
Ian Hunter

Date
1987

Materials
Willow tree


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Original Borough - Rossendale
Rossendale Groundwork and Ian Hunter created this large environmental sculpture maze by weaving together willow saplings. When the piece was installed it spread over the hillside in a series of tunnels.

On either side were large turn kilns; a beehive shaped one for iron smelting and a ziggurat one for burning charcoal. There were two detached chimneys for which Rossendale used to be famous. The willow tree sculpture became an open air environmental classroom and attracted many visitors to the Rossendale Groundwork visitor centre, which was also located on this former industrial site.



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