'Immortal Portal' by Vic
Carved from oak
Nationality – Welsh
This particular sculpture has been in the Park since 1996 when the Japanese Garden was developed. The sculpture forms two almost identical parts, which stand either side of the entrance to the Garden. The abstract forms represent two trees, guarding the entrance. The top half of the sculpture has been carefully carved to give impressions of the leaves while the lower half forms the trunk of the portals. Obviously little work was needed here, as they are originally trees from the Park. The portals have recently been moved to a new location in the Park in the Orangery gardens.
They can be seen at the end of the pergola walkway close to the Children's Fairy-tale Village.