Thursday, 20 March 2008

Avenue of Honour

Many Victorian towns have an avenue of honour, a living commemoration of those from the town or local district who served in the Great War. When Dartmoor's avenue of Atlantic cedars succumbed to the effects of age, chainsaw artist Kevin Gilders ensured that the memorial lived on. Nine of the cedars have been carved into images from the war.

Details of the sculptures can be found here.

The nurse

Bad news

The boy at war

At arms

Over the top


Dark Orange said...

Wow - While the "Bad News" one is my fave, the concept of "Over the top" has always given me the willies.

Snail said...

I wish I'd got the exposure right, DO, but I was using the point and shoot.

The sculptures are simultaneously quite 'naive' because of the mechanism but also impressive. I will have to revisit with camera in hand to do them justice.