unveils plans for 8ft living sculpture at Highbridge's Apex Park
8ft living sculpture is set to be introduced at Apex Park in Highbridge
as part of new public art display.
District Council and the Friends of Apex Park have been working
with art students from Weston College to design the unique display,
which will provide habitats for the region's dwindling bee and
suggested design will provide potential nesting sites for mason
and leaf cutter bees that lay their eggs in cavities in walls
and trees. It would also encourage insects, such as lacewings
and beetles, to make their home there.
students felt it was important to design a sculpture that enhanced
the natural surroundings of the park and support the council's
commitment to ecological work at Apex Park," council spokeswoman
Sam Taylor told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
for the sculpture has also come from old brick kilns. It is hoped
the sculpture design will also help to remind park visitors of
the local heritage regarding the huge brick industry that the
area was so well known for."
project's preferred design will create an 8ft living sculpture
on the grass mound at Apex Park, situated on the Parsons Road
side of the park.
any decisions are made we need the local community's view on the
design," added Sam.
find out more about the plans and to see a scaled, cut-out model
of the sculpture, please come along to Apex Park office next to
the main car park and the toilet block to speak to students, Sedgemoor
staff and Friends of Apex Park on Wednesday 9th March between
sculpture's appearance would also be very reminiscent of a clay
flowerpot filled with plants.
time mosses and lichens will also make themselves at home in all
the nooks and crannies not only on the base but all over the sculpture
and this is something that the design encourages," added
The proposed sculpture project, should it progress as designed,
will cost £800 which will be funded from Sedgemoor District
Councils Parks budget.
Those unable to attend the drop-in session can email their comments
to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them into the post box attached
to Apex Park office building before 8th March 2016.