A giant is putting down roots in Cornwall. A huge skeleton formed from dead branches lies peacefully on a gentle slope, like an excavated grave from a mysterious period of deep time. Situated in the grounds of the Eden Project, this enigmatic, subtle structure is the work of Malmö-based visual artist Ingela Ihrman. The sculpture, entitled ‘First Came the Landscape’, is created solely from a dead beech tree, toppled nearby in a recent storm.

Dispensing with a formal plinth or structural underpinnings, the work deliberately subverts conventions around the fabrication and displaying of sculptures. ...


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