‘Resuscitare’ is a new sculptural installation at Mottisfont House and Gardens in Hampshire by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva. These are five trunks that have been in the woods on the Mottisfont estate for some time, and have been extracted from the woods, cleaned, patterned with gold gilding, and then buried in the ground in a circle (within an existing beach tree circle) with the roots at the top. My contribution was digging the holes to put the trunks into! This is my slightly different view of the installation. Terrific work, with the help of Mottisfont staff and volunteers, and well worth a trip up to Mottisfont to see it.
I love this. This was created by two of the countryside volunteers at the National Trust’s Mottisfont House and Gardens in Hampshire. It’s mother nature at it’s best. These are posts that have been sitting in the river for… well I’m not sure how long for. The bottom of the posts which were in the mud have been preserved and the tops which were out of the water haven’t been touched, but the middles have been worn away by the relentless flow of the river. I think this is fantastic.