Dragonfly earth sculpture

The Dragonfly Earth Sculpture is based upon of a Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly and designed by local artist Lucy Smith, who worked with 32 children from South Grove Primary School and the Wild Place Your Space team to produce the final design.

It has taken 28 volunteers, 2 staff, 1 artist, 32 school children, 100 recycled coffee sacks, 3 bales of straw, 15 tonnes of soil and over 4 months to complete the Dragonfly Earth Sculpture at the WaterWorks Nature Reserve.  

Wild Place Your Space staff, volunteers and members of the Alevi Cultural Centre & Cemevi, in Hackney joined together on Saturday 28th July 2012 to begin building the dragonfly earth sculpture.  The final work on the earth sculpture to create the head was completed on September 14th 2012 by the artist Lucy Smith. 

The Wild Place Your Space team would also like to thank all of the volunteers and Union Hand Roasted Coffee who kindly donated the coffee sacks to help us build the sculpture.