Wood Henge is a collaborative sculpture installation by Laury Dizengremel and pupils from 6 primary schools in Leicestershire as well as 33 students from Belvoir High School created for the 3Rs sculpture trail. Sculpture workshops were conducted in Croxton Kerrial, Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Swallowdale and Sherard Primary schools, involving hundreds of students.
On the sculpture trail which runs northward from Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir's lock bridge towards Stenwith bridge, this installation is sited on land owned by the Duke of Rutland. These 40 poles were supplied locally by Railwaysleepers.com, bought by Laury then painted during workshops by kids from the primary schools and by thirty three Year 10 students from Belvoir High School. Laury's artist statement for the piece: "Working with hundreds of primary school children on the Leicestershire side of the Vale of Belvoir on six of the poles and with Year 10 students from Belvoir High School on thirty three of them, this installation is a distant cousin to the Log Henge I created last year in Montana (USA). I hoped it would be even more erratic an effect, but try "ordering about" a bunch of 14-15 year olds enjoying a creative outdoor experience... it's futile, and serendipity is an artist's secret weapon. Many thanks to all those who helped with lthe installation!!! And a big thank you for their generous discount to RAILWAYSLEEPERS.COM."
The 3Rs: Reclaimed, Recycled, Raw Sculpture Trail is an artist-led initiative by sculptor Laury Dizengremel, who garnered the support of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland at Belvoir Castle. This specific sculpture was backed by Melton Borough Council and received the "Inspire Leicestershire" brand.
Great to see such an inclusive original sculpture project from new landscaping poles that has fully involved the skills, energy & unpredictable creative impulses of so many children.