installing the Lizard Bench (55)

This is the fourth of the sculptures in Coastline Traces 2015 – Sefton Coastal Path Sculpture Trail.

Nestled at the bottom of Fisherman’s Path, the lizard bench celebrates the rare sand lizard which can be found nesting in the dunes and slacks along the coast. The bench offers a space  to sit and relax and bask in the dappled light.

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 mosaic artwork embedded in the bench was created through a series of workshops designed and delivered by Sian and Sarah Jane to clients of Bridge Inn Community Farm, a horticultural, agricultural and conservational farm offering hands on activities for adults with learning disabilities or mental health difficulties.

Many thank to Dave Mercer, Pete Gahan, Tony Meadow and Sophie Bray  at Natural England,  John Roberts and all at Bridge Inn Community Farm and to Fiona Sunners and John Dempsey from Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership.

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