The sculpture is carved from a beech tree stump. The tree was diseased and the upper branches were removed but its roots still support the main trunk. The figure holds aloft a carved bowl to gather the rain. The surface is decorated with small relief carvings of local wildlife.
The work was commissioned by Flintshire County Council Countryside Service and supported by The Forest Authority for Wepre Park, Deeside. The sculptor was assisted by Geoff Wilson. The Rangers at Wepre Park roughed the form out with a chainsaw under the artist's supervision. Then Philip Bews hand carved the rest of the figure with mallet and gouges, with Geoff Wilson's assistance. A scaffolding tower was used to gain access to the upper parts of the sculpture. Wepre Park is one of a number of countryside centres in Flintshire. There are walks to Ewloe Castle and waymarked circular walks around the park and surrounding countryside.There is also a Visitor Centre at the Park.
Related works : See FLINT009 : 'Two Fish'
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