Turning tree

Turning Tree is a distinctive permanent sculpture for Ladywell Fields in Lewisham, launched in May 2015.

To create this poetic sculpture, Henry Krokatsis has taken a section of a fallen Black Poplar tree found in the park and immortalised it in cast polished aluminium, to create a subtle monument to nature. Hovering horizontally just above the water surface of the River Ravensbourne, the sculpture rotates with the changes of current. The work playfully invites visitors to paddle in the river and take a seat  or spin on the Turning Tree.

The development of Turning Tree challenged Krokatsis’ practice, providing an invaluable space to test out new methodologies for kinetic sculpture. We estimate that over 182,500 visitors will see this sculpture over the next 10 years.

Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 14.50.33Links: http://www.upprojects.com/projects/commissions/turning-tree/

Credits: Henry Krokatsis

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