Anniversary Sculpture & Tree Trail Launched
The Sculpture ‘Time Flies’ which stands 12ft tall features fused glass inclusions within its Corten steel structure
Is the work of local artist Nora Gaston, commissioned by the park and who worked with Fransham Forge on the construction that will mark the park’s 25th anniversary of ownership by the Timewell family.
Commenting on the finished work Nora said that Kelling Heath is a beautiful area of North Norfolk that has been sensitively cared for by the Timewell family for 25 years. “It is so beautiful that it did not seem appropriate to merely imitate nature and I had to think of something else. This is how the idea of using the family name as inspiration for a sculpture developed. I decided to play with “time.”
“I began to think of how time means nothing when on holiday, time does not dictate when things are done, and time becomes irrelevant. This was all symbolised by the image of a deconstructed clock. The fused glass reflects flowing water and the items we find and collect on the beach and the large leaves make the sculpture blend in with the surroundings and adds to the “Alice in Wonderland” experience” said Ms Gaston
The new Tree Trail is a circular route of 25 specimen trees, one for each year of the Timewell ownership. The trail has been designed to give the public the chance to find out more about the collection of existing trees on the Kelling Heath site, whilst introducing new species to the park. It takes between two and three hours to complete, giving visitors and those staying on the park the opportunity to amble through the woods and learn more about nature.
Director of Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Paul Timewell said: “Features such as our new sculpture and tree trail ensure we continue to offer our guests something new to see and try when they visit, whilst also giving them a taste of our heritage, something that’s very important to a family run business such as ours.
“Everyone at Kelling Heath works extremely hard to protect and preserve this magnificent environment making for the enjoyment of our visitors and future generations.”
The park began its 25th anniversary celebrations last year, with a visit by Professor David Bellamy. As part of the celebrations the park issued a challenge to local artists to submit designs for the commemorative sculpture. Its first unveiling to the public on May 2 will signify the closing of the anniversary year.
Renowned for its contribution to eco friendly tourism and situated in a unique Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Timewell family has invested time and resources in enhancing the visitor experience of the award winning park.
The May 2nd event is by invitation only but the general public will be able to see the new sculpture and trail from that afternoon onwards.