The piece is called "Working Wood" - commissioned by Basingstoke Council 2008. The commission was to draw attention to the history of a piece of ancient coppice woodland owned by the Council called Great Binfields Copse. 
The tripod-like form relates to the shelter structure that coppice workers would build while working in the woods. The joints and pegs refer to the long history of timber framing using green oak and the central locking piece is carved as a Green Man looking down on the spectator.

The other images carved into the piece represent a medieval coppice worker and a Victorian stoolmaker, who are both working the same area of coppice but centuries apart. Finally, there are stylised oak and ash trees, these being two of the most useful broadleaved woods in the country and found extensively in Great Binfields Copse.