Stand dipped inward
Mushroom high drinking tables
Scattered natures gift
Natures tables is a Haiku from Alison Little, written as a response to escalating numbers of wild mushroom present in Booker Hill Woods late 2019.
Haiku poems originated in Japan, they are made up of three sentences. The first sentence contains five syllables, seven syllables for the central line and five again for the final statement. The poems are usually theme around nature or emotions.
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‘in the woods’ was a commision proposal for a nature trail to be sited near Alder Hay hospital by Alison Little.
in the woods….
Trail, Woodland Walk, Springfield Park, Knotty Ash
The trail looks to present a selection of 15 signs based on an element of nature, wildlife, insects and local history relevant to Springfield Park.
Each signpost to measure around 150meters high in Oak. The top section of posts to be hand carved with either a creature, plant or feature related to the specific sign presented. The services of a woodcarver to be engaged, the finish to be left rough, not finely polished. On the first appearance, walkers may get the impression they have been carved randomly not commissioned craft-works. This is to be complemented by a matt lacquer giving the forms a natural woodland finish.
The signboards are to be A2 and landscape in design. Printed directly to Dibond with an enamel coating to ensure they remain graffiti free. The ‘in the woods…’ logo to be drilled directly into the Dibond then to incorporate the use of small prisms to reflect sunlight either within the holes or on adjacent nature growth structures. The logo has an interactive potential for visually impaired visitors, place braille panels to be added to the lower section of the signs.
Each sign to focus on a different element of the ‘in the woods…’ trail, the design shown has focused on wild garlic. There is great potential to work with local schools and community groups in workshops for slogan generation, image production and using recipes with wood foraged from Spring field park. The results of these workshops to be incorporated within the graphic design of the signage.
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