Cabot Circus > Tree Rings

A series of 22 slender tree-like structures, ranging in height from one metre to nine metres all are 'planted' in clusters within the Podium site in the existing Broadmead shopping centre. Wolfgang's sculptures, 'saplings', form a sculptural glade in the heart of the city, creating a sense of calm and tranquillity in a busy urban environment. Words and automatic writing, inspired by the artist's own personal poetry and the words of Massive Attack and Portishead, have been carved into the sculpture these words suggest themes of transition, loss, love and hope, and hark back to the age-old tradition of inscribing pledges of enduring love into the bark of a tree.

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