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Ramblers amazed by stunning series of forest sculptures created by artist behind Tower of London poppies

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Published on October 10, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s

Ramblers amazed by stunning series of forest sculptures created by artist behind Tower of London poppies

The artist behind the acclaimed poppy installation at the Tower of London has crafted a series of stunning woodland sculptures for walkers to discover.

Tom Piper MBE, who designed the poppy display to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, has collaborated with artist Lisa Wright on a new project.

Together, they have created the 'Future Forest' sculpture trail through Thetford Forest as part of Forestry England's centenary celebrations.

The sculptures depict a series of life-size figures from ancient mythology who act as "custodians of the forest".

Some of the classical figures on show include; Venus de Milo, the Three Graces, David, Hyman, Cupid and Daphne.

The hope is that the sculptures will reinforce the importance of trees and forests and how future generations must take care of them.

PK Khaira-Creswell, Director of the Forestry Commission's centenary programme, which commissioned the works, said: "This sculpture trail will stop visitors to Thetford Forest in their tracks, both for the beauty of the figures and the drama the installations bring to the landscape." The sculpture trail opened at High Lodge in Thetford Forest on October 4 and will run until May 30 2020.

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Ramblers amazed by stunning series of forest sculptures created by artist behind Tower of London poppies

The artist behind the acclaimed poppy installation at the Tower of London has crafted a series of stunning woodland sculptures for walkers to discover.

Tom Piper MBE, who designed the poppy display to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, has collaborated with artist Lisa Wright on a new project.

Together, they have created the 'Future Forest' sculpture trail through Thetford Forest as part of Forestry England's centenary celebrations.

The sculptures depict a series of life-size figures from ancient mythology who act as "custodians of the forest".

Some of the classical figures on show include; Venus de Milo, the Three Graces, David, Hyman, Cupid and Daphne.

The hope is that the sculptures will reinforce the importance of trees and forests and how future generations must take care of them.

PK Khaira-Creswell, Director of the Forestry Commission's centenary programme, which commissioned the works, said: "This sculpture trail will stop visitors to Thetford Forest in their tracks, both for the beauty of the figures and the drama the installations bring to the landscape." The sculpture trail opened at High Lodge in Thetford Forest on October 4 and will run until May 30 2020.

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