Chainsaw Sculptures for Sefton Council
8th October 2011
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After many years of wanting to create a sculpture trail, Simon was finally presented with an opportunity to do just that when he was invited to tender to Sefton County Council back in the Spring of this year. He got the contract, and set about designing the sculpture trail based on a story that he jointly wrote with the children and teachers of Freshfields Primary School in Formby.

He is now well under way with the project which comprises of 18 larger than life sculptures; all of which will be fixed in place for the public to enjoy on Deansgate Playing Fields, Formby, around mid-November.

I caught up with Simon at his workshop yesterday to ask him how the sculptures for the trail were coming along and he seemed optimistic that he would be finished on time and that the final product will be something that everyone, young and old, will enjoy looking at for years to come. He said, “I have been wanting to create a story trail for a while now, so now I finally have the chance to do it I am really pleased. It was really fun working with the children of Freshfields Primary to create the story, and I hope everyone will really like it once it is finished and installed”.

Simon has a few more sculptures to make before finishing and installation in November. Here is a picture of him working on one of the creations at his workshop in Rossett yesterday.

Liz O’Rourke

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