The Forest is my safe space. It’s somewhere I like to go to escape, it makes me feel at peace and happy. I feel free when I’m in the forest

These moving words have been written by a child taking part in a recent art project inspired by the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.

Today we are sharing some behind the scenes images of a new sculpture being made. For the last six months we have been collaborating with local artists, Cinderford Artspace and Gloucestershire Young Carers to make a new sculpture called Carousel. Whilst we have had to postpone the opening of this sculpture and its associated public events, we look forward to sharing their completed artworks at a future date. In the meantime, here are some photos for you to enjoy of the sculptures being constructed from a range of natural materials and hand made paints.


The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust would like to thank the young participants and local artists Warren, Bela, Lin and other staff involved in the Carousel project for their inspiring creativity and ideas. We have loved working with you all.

Please visit Forestry England’s advisory information about visiting your local forests during this uncertain time: