Forest of Dean
Artist: Cornelia Parker - England (1956-)
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About this project:
Five sycamore trees grow in a circle with a sixth tree growing up through the center of the ring. A ring of cast-iron flames hangs upside down around the trunk of the central tree halfway between the earth and the crowns of the trees. "Hanging Fire" is steeped in symbolism. It resembles a crown, recalling the royal nature of the forest and the fall of Kings and also evokes Christian symbols, a crown of thorns and the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. A ring of fire that does not burn also embodies the idea of forest as sanctuary. The sculpture was cast in the Cannop Foundry in Cinderford, about three miles away. Selecting this medium reminds us of the iron that was once embedded in the forest.
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