Fforest Fawr Woodland Sculpture Trail

We’ve had some beautiful weather this week – perfect for a woodland walk! With Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland still in lockdown though, we know that for many of us, that isn’t an option. And so, once again, we decided to bring the woods to you! This week we visit Tongwynlais, in South Wales, and … Read more

Woodland Sculpture Trail: Pages Wood

Welcome back to our woodland sculpture trail series! If you read our blogs about the Pages Wood commission, and the Meadow Park woodland sculpture trail, you will know that sculpture trails are a great way to encourage people to get outside. They also encourage engagement with the environment and its care – something Simon and … Read more

The Marbury Lady Sculpture

Simon O'Rourke creating the Lady of Marbury sculpture

Those of you follow Simon on social media will have already seen his stunning Marbury Lady sculpture. The sculpture is inspired by a ghost story associated with the former Marbury Estate. People in the area frequently claim to have seen this ghost, as she haunts the park. The most recent sighting is reported as being … Read more

At Home in Page’s Wood – Installation of the Sculptures

Return to Page’s Wood Last week Simon traveled down to London to install the sculpture trail in Page’s Wood that we featured in our blog two weeks ago. We can now say that the 12 sculptures are safely in their new home. It’s just in time for the warmer weather and the Easter holidays (free … Read more

Page’s Wood Commission Part One: The Concept

Page’s Wood Commission This month so far, Simon has been spending time working on 12 sculptures commissioned by The Forestry Commission. The pieces will form two sculpture trails scheduled to be installed in Page’s Wood in Upminster at the end of the month. The woodland itself is the largest in the area. It boasts close to … Read more

Ruby the Owl and her Sculpture Trail!

This week we installed an entire sculpture trail!! This isn’t just any sculpture trail, it follows a story as you move from one sculpture to another. I was commissioned by the Friends Of Meadow Park to create a sculpture trail, funded by Tesco Bags Funding! I decided to write a unique children’s story and illustrate … Read more