Art in the woods

In 2018, the Woodland Trust commissioned two pieces of natural sculpture for Skipton Castle Woods to celebrate the medieval origins of the wood as a larder and hunting ground for Skipton Castle.

The sculptures were based on a design brief from Woodland Trust interpreted by Yorkshire based willow artist, Anna Cross.

The two sculptures have been enthusiastically adopted and admired by both the local community and visitors from as far as the USA, Japan and Australia thanks to social media.

Spirit of the Medieval Huntress and The Stalking Horse.

Material: Willow on a hand forged steel frame.

Artist: Anna and the Willow, North Yorkshire

Acknowledgement: Adam Crane, Blacksmith, North Yorkshire

Photo credit: Malcolm Stoney.

Photo credit: Malcolm Stoney