A coppiced wood is one in which the trees are cropped, throwing up new growth and becoming multi-stemmed, which gives the wood a strong feeling of linear verticality. This vertical movement increases the sense that the stones are being pulled out of the ground and pushed upwards. Each stone has been placed in a tree with limbs able to receive it.
Stone Coppice is a living, growing changing sculpture in which people and wood play equally important roles. The relationship between stone and tree will become stronger both physically and visually through time as the trunks grow around the stones. Ultimately the work will be an expression of the strength and power of trees and their impact on stone.