· Musings

The witch hunts of yore are among some of the darkest moments in history, with countless persons being falsely persecuted and even worse -- executed. ...Artist Philippe Handford has created a series of stunning sculptures along a local forest trail, using felled, sectioned tree trunks that seem like they are frozen in act of falling.

Whether or not you believe in witches, it's clear that nature and her fallen are the vehicles of the past here. As the stretched sculptures hints at the hangings, there's also a deliberate retrospective intention in the progressive slicing of the trunks, with their curving forms opening up the annals of time to closer inspection.
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