Commissioned by 

The Commonwork Land Trust,

Kent 1999

The head was carved from oak and sweet chestnut from local woodland and pegged together.  It was designed for a glade used for storytelling and educational workshops. It is suspended on an oak tree and now ivy is creeping around the face creating the illusion that the head is actually part of the trunk.
The piece  was made to provide a focus for groups to gather beneath and also to fit with the environmental and ecological concerns of the trust. Children and adults are encouraged to write and tell stories about the piece, to draw it and model their own versions in clay.

It is a personal variant of the traditional green man head and presents this embodiment of the natural world dreaming of the renewal of ravaged environments.