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Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree

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A new peace sculpture in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park has been officially unveiled.

Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree
Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree
mORGANICo cuts the ribbon to unveil the sculpture
Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree
Cllr Maria Linforth-Hall, mORGANICo and Cllr David Noakes

When a giant plane tree next to the Imperial War Museum had to be felled when it succumbed to a disease, the Friends of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park suggested that the trunk to be turned into a work of art with peace as its theme.

The sculpture has been funded by Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council's Cleaner Greener Safer scheme in collaboration with Southwark Council's parks department.

It is the work of artist mORGANICo – well-known for decorating local telephone cabinets and the mural in Avon Place.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Cathedrals ward councillor David Noakes thanked developers Lend Lease and scaffolders Lee Marley who provided scaffolding to allow the tree to be sculpted.

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