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Community News & Views | Sculptures create Felpham Art Trail

CHAINSAW artist Simon Groves has used his skills to bring art to a new estate in Felpham.

 

Simon has created eight sculptures at locations around Blakes Mead to create a Felpham Art Trail.

 

His creations include an animal tracks bench, a totem, a kingfisher, a tyger bench, a sycamore seed bench and agiant acorn.

 

The sculptures are being funded by developer contributions as part of the planning approval given by Arun District Council for the housing.

 

Writing on social media, during his sculpting, Simon said: “I’m very much enjoying this project. Hope everyone likes what I have been up to.”

 

He was commissioned to do the work by Arun District Council after the success of his Bersted Art Trail around the new housing in that area.

 

His sculptures are based on designs following a consultation event with the community.

 

He has designed his installations to reflect Felpham’s connections to the sea, agriculture, nature and William Blake.

 

Philippa Dart, Arun’s director of services, said: “We are really pleased to be able to deliver this exciting project to the local area.

 

“Following close consultation with the community, we are sure that the sculptures will be enjoyed by everyone.”

 

Simon has also created the Alice in Wonderland sculptures which are located around Hotham Park in Bognor Regis.

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