This is the second of the sculptures for Coastline Traces 2015 – on the Sefton Coastal Path Sculpture Trail.
Set on the coastal path just south of Weld Road car park and located by a natural stream, these three uprights celebrate a fascinating and diverse flora landscape in this locality. The nationally scarce Baltic Rush is found at its only English location in a dune slack within this area, which also provides a habitat for the nationally rare moss Bryum Neodamense and Liverwort, and the enigmatic Petalwort. Bee and Pyramidal Orchids may also be found, along with the nationally scarce Dune Helleborine and nationally rare Grey Hair-Grass.
The sculpture was conceived and designed by artists Sian Hughes and Sarah Jane Richards, who were commissioned by Sefton Landscape Partnership, supported by Heritage Lottery Funding. The joinery and woodwork was crafted by Phill Gregson from Wheelwright’s Shop using Douglas Fir and Larch.
The artwork embedded in the henges was created in three wire art workshops designed and delivered by Sian and Sarah Jane to local adult art groups: Go With the Flow in Southport and Bootle and Free Flow in Formby.
Many thanks to all at Go With the Flow and Free Flow, Rachel Northover at Sefton Coast & Countryside and Fiona Sunners and John Dempsey from Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership.
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