Future Forest sculpture
Tom Piper MBE and Lisa Wright, Future Forest, 2019

Future Forest

A dramatic sculptural installation reflecting the role forests play in protecting our future environment

We were privileged to work with Tom Piper (MBE) and Lisa Wright, multi award winning designers and artists to help celebrate 100 years of the Forestry Commission.

Through the unique and dramatic staging and sculptures, six sites were created, representing custodians of the forest, tasked with protecting it for future generations.

Timber from our own local Thetford Forest Estate was used to create Tom’s staging for the bespoke classical  based figures reinterpreted by Lisa. Encouraging exploration of the forest landscape each site then has a dialogue between the figure and its forest environment.

This short film is a record of that special project and opportunity for those that may have missed it to see it and have additional insights. Future Forest was at High Lodge, Thetford Forest from October 2019 to September 2020.

Special thanks to Tom and Lisa for their creativity and passion for this project and taking part in the guided tours.

Also special thanks go to Parker Harris for the project management and to Chris’ team at Faulds Creative Works for construction of the staging features.

It has been an absolute pleasure and unique experience.

Bellever Forest

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