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Highfield Nature Arch, Manchester



Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites

 

Highfield Nature Arch

Highfield Nature Park, Manchester
Commissioned by Manchester City Council through the Parks Service

This image shows three views of the Archway. Constructed and carved Oak with a galvanised steel grill and flying creatures - a duck, bat and dragonfly. Inserted into the grille are three coloured cast glass panels, of butterflies and a dragonfly.

The initial design featured a pig and metal bee at the top of each supporting post, but after further consultation the design was changed to a carved bee and an owl.

Phil designed and made the arch, Diane made the relief panels - cast into glass by Jackson Fawkes.

Installation by Phil and Damon Bramley who also transported the work to site.

© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2020