Visitors to The Forest of Dean’s Sculpture trail may have noticed an unusual structure appearing along the route. ‘Threshold’ is a permanent new sculpture by Natasha Rosling. The artwork seeks to bring to the surface the subterranean world beneath the forest.
Two sculptural walls are being built side by side to form a walk-through crevice. The process of making the sculpture began with casting the ancient walls of Clearwell Caves, a local ancient mine. Construction has now moved to the Sculpture Trail and requires the use of poured concrete layered in stages over a period of several weeks.
Cathy Mager Project Director for the Sculpture Trust said “We thrilled to begin work on this ambitious new artwork. We look forward to seeing visitors walking through the walls of Threshold and immerse themselves with its intriguing textures and colours when the sculpture opens in 2019.”
Threshold will be unveiled to the public in Spring 2019.
The sculpture is commissioned by Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust in partnership with Forestry Commission England. Supported by funding from Arts Council England, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Forest and Tewkesbury LEADER scheme and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Natasha Rosling is a Bristol based artist who creates installations, writing and soundscapes in dialogue with places and people. Underlying her work is a fascination with how the body negotiates the world, its mysterious entwining of present physical space with personal and culturally mediated memories. Visit the artist’s blog here and find out more about her wider practice at natasharosling.com