The Old Man at Clyne Gardens
 by Nansi Hemming
Clyne Gardens September 2000

       This large ( 6feet/ 2 meters) face was carved over two days in Clyne Gardens Swansea. It was roughed out by chainsaw and then finished with chisels.  The hollow stump was the remnant of an oak tree blasted by lightening in 1985.  During the carving the ivy blossom covering the stump was alive with honey bees which fortunately did not seem to object. Some other users of the park, two children in particular, were more concerned but were happy with the final result.   

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 showing the process of carving this work

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