Man typically bends nature to his will to make one thing nice, however Spencer Byles wished to really work along with nature. That’s why he spent a 12 months making sculptures in unmanaged forests in France. Utilizing naturally sourced supplies and located man-made objects, he constructed over twenty sculptures and installations within the areas of La Colle Sur Loup (the place he lived together with his household and had a workshop), Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins.
The sculptures are momentary and onerous to identify, which is intentional. It makes the sculptures mix with nature higher. Byles considers the excessive level of his challenge to be hen nature begins to reclaim his sculptures. He cares about nature a lot in order that he has ready to take away the wires that have been used to maintain a number of of his statues in place.
Spencer‘s sculptures are awe inspiring, like remnants of infrastructure left by a implausible forest-dwelling individuals. Elven gates, fairy prisons, dryad pods – the creations look downright magical, like one thing ripped straight out of A Midsummer Night time‘s Dream. Or, should you‘re much less inclined to benign fantasies, The Blair Witch Venture.