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Portal

Portal

By Philip Walker

Sadly we have had to abandon this particular commission as the artist has been unable to find the timber required. After months of searching and visiting timber yards and land owners we are now commissioning an alternative artwork to stand in the same location on the Titsey Estate.

Artist Philip Walker had designed a ‘portal’ like frame to be constructed in curved English oak beam sections and joined using traditional framing techniques. The site is vast and open and so a piece of this stature would have great presence whilst also sitting sympathetically within the environment.

Help us find the missing piece!

Philip Walker is searching for the last piece of timber to complete this beautiful structure in his Petersfield studio.

  • The oak section needs to be 2 metres in length, and a minimum of 0.8 m in diameter.
  • To allow for a strong curved section, the piece needs a 260 mm deflection (curve).
  • If you can help us, contact philiptreewalker@gmail.com Phone: 07886 092010

The Location

This artwork is proposed for the Titsey Estate. It will sit adjacent to the North Downs Way opposite Clarks Lane Farm, Tatsfield, TN16 2JT.
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This project is co-financed by the European Union.

Philip Walker in his studio

Philip Walker

Born in Oxford, England in 1987, Philip is a wood sculptor using a variety of timber species. Philip designs and makes seating and feature sculptures with form, flow and texture a priority. English Oak is a favourite for outdoor work as it’s durability and presence in the landscape is almost unrivalled.

Philip employs a variety of tools and methods to achieve his work, from chainsaw to gouge and mallet. The texture and contrast arrived at through scorching is a large element of his work, adding atmosphere and soul.

Nature and the materials it provides have long been an interest. With many days climbing rock and many nights sleeping in the forest, often wondering about the form and feel of the materials around us.

www.philipjameswalker.com

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