Maybe you will never look at scaffolding in the same light after seeing this? This art installation, purpose built and covered by hand with sheets of gold leaf, rests in the Church of Angiers Castle, in the Loire Valley. Scaffolding often has its own pure, physical beauty of line and weight and this golden sculpture can be interpreted in so many ways - it is both very delicate and yet robust- like a living thing.
If you could have any sculpture you could imagine what would it be? What material? Which place in your garden would it rest? How would it reflex the 'spirit' of your garden? How might it symbolize your values?
I took these photos in Terra Botanica, Europe's biggest botanical theme park! We have all looked at rusty buckets and shears but in this stroke of creativity they are transformed into gates, doors, 3-D installations and celebrations of the tools we use and love every day in the garden.
Silhouette art in the garden of a large manor house, Loire Valley