Tree of Life

Tree of Life sculpture at the National Memorial Arboretum, 2010.

I was commissioned to design, sculpt and install a memorial Tree of Life for Edward’s Trust. The brief was to sculpt a tree for the centre of a 5m diameter seating area. From the branches of the tree, copper leaves are to be hung which are to be inscribed with the names of those helped by the trust. The work was completed over an intense 10 week period of the summer of 2009 and has now been installed on site at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.

It was a fantastic commission to win on many levels. Firstly to create a sculpture for Edwards Trust was very rewarding in itself, the trust does fantastic work looking after children and their families at very difficult times in their lives.

The location of the work was also so prestigious, the NMA is a venue of increasing national and international standing and thirdly to work with Hannah Genders was great, she made it very easy for me to work freely to interpret the brief and create what i hope is a peaceful and graceful piece of work.