This figure was originally made for a music event in Wanstead Park.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).
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!