from Parker Harris
An installation by Tom Piper and Lisa Wright, Thetford Forest, until May 30.
Cited in The Telegraph as a ‘new branch of art’, and in BBC Countryfile Magazine as one of the ‘top seven new trails’ to visit, Future Forest was described by its visitors as ‘wonderful’, ‘thought-provoking’, ‘amazing and beautiful’.
As part of its centenary celebrations, the Forestry Commission developed Future Forest, a dramatic sculptural installation designed by artistic director Tom Piper and featuring life-size sculptural figures created by artist Lisa Wright.
The artists conceived the figures as custodians of the forest, protecting it for future generations. They illustrate the vital role that trees and woodlands play in safeguarding our planet, and they use the sculptures’ youthful forms to remind us of the next generation whose role it is to defend our environment. ‘They are representing all of our young people’, summarises Lisa Wright, ‘and the part they will play in safeguarding the forest into the next 100 years’.