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Sculpture

Sculpture has for a long time been a part of someFC recreation sites. Sculpture and art, whether permanent or temporary, can add an extra dimension to children’s play, particularly if children have been involved in its creation.

How to build

  • Sculptures – whether they are rough chainsaw structures created by a local craftsman or professionally by an artist – can add an extra dimension to play spaces.
  • With chainsaw structures keep the design simple and robust. Make sure that the finished piece is stable and well secured, that there are no potential finger or head Sculpture has for a long time been a part of some FC recreation sites. Sculpture and art, whether permanent or temporary, can add an extra dimension to children’s play, particularly if children have been involved in its creation. Sculpture traps and that there are no splinters from a rough finish. Simple seating, balancing beams and play logs can all be modified through shaping to create a play sculpture.
  • Make sure that harvesting managers are on the look-out for large hardwood logs that can be used for sculpture / play logs. Ask a landscape architect for contacts of suitable artists or sculptors.

Safety

Ensure that sculptures are well secured to prevent rocking, including during fabrication on site, particularly when created through workshops.

Last updated: 8th March 2016

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