'living art' sculpture is planted at Highbridge's Apex Park
new 'Living Art' sculpture at Highbridge's Apex Park which aims
to become a 'haven for wildlife' has been planted this week.
unique structure was planted up by Sedgemoor District Council's
Ecologist, Pete Grainger, and Val Morley who is a member of the
Friends of Apex Park, on Wednesday (September 13th). All the plants
and constructed by University Centre Westons Contemporary
Art and Professional Studies Degree students, the structure is made
of approximately 500 bricks which have been hand sculpted and fired
at Weston College.
Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Mike Cresswell, formally
unveiled the art in August, alongside park supporters, local residents
and councillors, as Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
council's Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Alongside the
living elements, the key inspiration for the sculpture has been
drawn from old brick kilns around the area."
will provide a habitat and haven for wildlife and will encourage
insects such as lacewings and beetles to make their home within
time, mosses and lichens will make themselves at home in all the
nooks and crannies, not only on the base, but all over the sculpture."
The sculpture was assembled by the Weston Colleges Technology
Engineering and Construction faculty and other bricks were donated
by Ibstock Bricks of Almondsbury.
The project was a partnership between Friends of Apex Park Improvements
Group and Sedgemoor District Council and the University Centre Weston.