Giant Hazel Leaves and Hazel Nuts, Eskbank, Dalkeith

Sculptural feature art work created for the Village Green of a new housing development near Eskbank, Dalkeith.  
The giant leaves have been formed from 40mm thick steel, cut and formed to shape.  The acorns are carved from buff sandstone and held in place by forged metal husks.  A forged caterpillar adds interest and fun to the piece.
 The Hazel Leaves are not only a focal point for the Village Green but can also be effectively used as a seat.
The metalwork has been galvanised to protect from corrosion.  Spray painted green with the veins of the leaves picked out with a darker shade.
detail of leaves and stone acorns