Environmental Sculpture

Greenman in Yellow Square UEL, Docklands Campus
Greenman in Yellow Square UEL, Docklands Campus

This figure was originally made for a music event in Wanstead Park. The first manifestation was little more than the head mounted onto a pole which was garlanded with a sheet and flowers to depict a pagan deity. After this event I decided that I wanted to build a more substantial figure and so began long process of gathering driftwood from the around the shores of the UK. The figure came to this final shape after a period of five years, mostly because of the problems of finding suitable sized and shaped wood. Since its completion I have harboured a desire to make another figure of similar height, perhaps an Earth mother to accompany the Green man (although I feel that he has an ambiguous sexuality).


 

 

Greenman close-up
Greenman Close-up
Greenman Head
Greenman Head
Close up of wooden man
The Green man in the Yellow Square at University of East London’s Docklands Campus

Side view of Greenman


 

Greenman sited on Beetle Bump
Greenman sited on Beetle Bump

This is the Greenman erected on the Beetle Bump site at Docklands Campus. This is a piece of land that was discovered to be the habitat of a rare beetle and colleagues in the Biosciences department asked if it could be sited on the Bump to highlight the presence of this SSI (site of special scientific interest). I put him up on a concrete plinth in December 2013. Several days later a storm with 80 mph winds broke both of his ankles.

Probably not a aerodynamic enough for him spot then!

Greenman on the Beetle Bump at Docklands
Greenman on the Beetle Bump at Docklands