LEAVES, a new public sculpture for Staple Hill Library, Bristol


a new public sculpture for Staple Hill Library in Bristol

by Mac Dunlop

flying_leaves_public_sculpture_mac_dunlopThis sculpture of six coloured “leaves of paper” was inspired by discussions with
Staple Hill Library staff about the historical landmark known as the “Staple
Hill Oak”.
The flying leaves represent pages of history, literature and culture kept
alive within the library, where we can look into the past of our shared
community, and take those memories forward into a common future.leaves-front-close01

“Like the tallest tree
I climb into the air
followed by fire

by the wind
to see you again”

from the poem “ACORN”, by M. Dunlop

commissioned by South Gloucestershire Council.
with thanks to:
Annie Lovejoy, and Hinton Palmer Ltd.