* Bedelands Local Nature Reserve is in the north of Burgess
In October 2016 Janine was commissioned to complete designs for a sculptural
piece at the pedestrian entrance to Bedelands (behind the football pitches off Maple
The sculpture is to celebrate the natural wild things that you can find
in the Reserve. These include bats, adders tongue ferns, grass
snakes, crested newts, wild service trees and dormice.
The designs were displayed and discussed with the public in the Market
Place Shopping centre in Burgess Hill in January alongside the other 4
artists making sculpture for the Green Circle trail.
During the project Janine showed slides and discussed the wildlife with
adults of Green Circle Network volunteers, and children at Sheddingdean
and Manor Field Primary schools. She also ran a 'have a go' carving
session and had displays of the project at the Wild About Mid Sussex event
in Burgess Hill in June.
* the final sculpture is carved in green oak and was completed
In September. The opening event was on 1st October 2017
* Each gateway element is 45cm wide 15cm thick and 2.2m high.
They stand 1.2m apart around the step-through gate.