My work often uses text, and this was appropriate at Durlston Country Park since its creator, George Burt, intended people to ‘Read Nature’s Open Book’. He placed poems and other text carved in stone around the park.

Among these was a quotation from Shakespeare, now inaccessible due to the closure of the Tilly Whim quarry.

“the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea all which it inherit, shall dissolve….
We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”¬† The Tempest, Act 2

The second sculpture leads to a children’s’ play area and was developed in family workshops at the park and a local school. You can see their designs in the finished work.

In the final steel sculpture, you can see images of the castle, the wildlife, and the trees and plant life in the country park.