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This two stage project was initially an art commission to make an intervention in the ancient woodlands that were originally part of the estate of the now closed Claybury Asylum, a groundbreaking psychiatric hospital.

This two stage project was initially an art commission to make an intervention in the ancient woodlands that were originally part of the estate of the now closed Claybury Asylum, a groundbreaking psychiatric hospital.

The resulting work, a spiral stair that led up the side of a 100 year old tree, was considered so successful, that a further five small scale interventions were commissioned as a trail from the new children’s play space through the woods.

The resulting work, a spiral stair that led up the side of a 100 year old tree, was considered so successful, that a further five small scale interventions were commissioned as a trail from the new children’s play space through the woods.

These interventions were inserted into living and dead trees and included a huge glass eye, a Claude glass, a ceramic font and a bronze door knocker.

These interventions were inserted into living and dead trees and included a huge glass eye, a Claude glass, a ceramic font and a bronze door knocker.

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Claybury Security through Obscurity 2009

Art Project
A series of Trail Markers in Claybury Wood

Client
Redbridge Council

Budget
£20,000

Links
London Gardens guide
Claybury Woods map