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While celebrating trees and the beauty of the Lake District, the sculpture emphasises the value of slowing down and pausing in nature, and provides a reflection on the place of trees within a biodiverse landscape that is rich in human cultures of stockmanship and woodland management. On the outer stones of the treefold there are words; these are the final verse of a three-verse poem that is carved in parts into the three treefolds. The other two are treefold:centre in Grizedale Forest and treefold:east on Little Asby Common.
Harriet and Rob Fraser’s practice, somewhere-nowhere takes the environment, with its natural and cultural history, as a central point of enquiry, frequently involves walking as a fundamental element, and brings together visual art and text in landscape settings. The creation of a stone piece follows in a long tradition of dry stone walling, with the wall as a protector. The Cumbrian treefolds are part of a nationwide collection of art pieces that mark the UK Tree Charter, which launched in 2017 and will serve as a voice for trees in the decades to come.
Inauguration of treefold:north
treefold:north was inaugurated on 20th February 2018. The children of Patterdale Church of England Primary School were the guests of honour.