Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Green Man - out on the streets

VP at Veg Plotting has been running a series on public planting called Out on the Streets. Whilst I'm not normally organised enough to carry a camera whilst out and about, I have finally entered the 21st century and had to buy a new mobile phone. Unlike my last one, which I had owned for around nine years and did all the important phone-based activities such as being able to make and receive calls, the new one can also take photos.


So, I find myself in Birmingham for work last week. The place we were working at had a rather impressive planting. Well, not so much a planting as a partly living statue. Made from stone and wood and living trees, behold the Green Man.



8 comments:

Sheila said...

Cool!

VP said...

A fantastic find HM and I see it's been on the go since 2003's summer solstice!

Thanks for taking part - long may your discoveries continue :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

easygardener said...

I think semi temporary or semi permanent sculptures are a good idea. They get noticed.
I like the Green Man - very powerful!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

He's great.
K

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That's awesome!

Anna said...

A splendid fellow !

Nutty Gnome said...

Wow - he's great! I love any green man structures, but he's a particularly powerful one.It's almost worth a trip to Birmingham....!

Alice Joyce said...

I thought I had commented on your amazing Green Man, but alas, I don't see it here. Bravo for Birmingham, and to HM for bringing the GMan to our attention!