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Shadow

Julia Barton, 1995

Shadow is inspired by and celebrates the ancient trees along the Beeches Walk.

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Shadow is one of the earliest sculptures to be made for Kielder Water & Forest Park, inspired by and celebrating the ancient trees along the Beeches Walk.

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Shadow is sited a short distance from the middle of Leaplish Waterside Park. Follow directions from the middle of the visitor centre to the Beeches Walk. Shadow is situated to the lake side of the path after approximately 300m.

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Shadow is one of the earliest sculptures to be made for Kielder Water & Forest Park. Inspired by and celebrating the ancient trees along the Beeches Walk, Shadow encourages visitors to experience its many textures that echo those found on the nearby beech trees. The work consists of eight parts and is made from local Whinstone, sandstone and earth. The parts are seen to relate to each other and create a 'shadow' stretching down the hill where none would otherwise fall.

Sculptor and installation artist Julia Barton has a particular affinity with plants and other natural forms, coupled with a fascination with technical and scientific advances and the minutiae of construction techniques and materials. Find out more about the artist and her work at www.julia-barton.co.uk/

A further 15 minutes walk along the Lakeside Way south shore towards Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is the site of Freya's Cabin. Within Leaplish Waterside Park, Mapping and Play Garden are visitor facilities that have also been designed by artists.