Willow Sculptor Victoria Wesataway was invited to display her willow sculptures amongst the Plant Heritage National Collection of Autumn Flowering Asters in The Picton Garden held at the Old Court Nurseries in Colwall near Malvern. The garden is open from August until mid October including many days for the National Gardens Scheme. Please check the Old Court Nurseries website, the NGS Yellow Book etc. or phone the nursery for opening dates and times. The garden has been featured in many magazines and newspapers and has been on several television programmes.
The Michaelmas Fairy willow sculpture by willow sculptor Victoria Wesataway just finished ready for delivery to the Picton Garden Sculpture Exhibition Malvern. In this pose the willow sculpture portrays the poise of a ballet dancer.
Here Vik's latest willow sculpture named The Michaelmas Fairy is sited amongst the Asters at the Old Court Nursery's National Collection of Autumn Flowering Asters.
Vik's Giant Apple willow sculpture in Colwall, Malvern. These unique garden sculptures have already adorned Dragon Orchard sculpture exhibition and Coddington Cross Sculpture Garden, now looking good amongst the National Collection of Autumn Flowering Asters.
Here you can see the swirls of woven willow that the willow sculptor uses to form and hold the willow sculptures unique apple shape. The three apples compliment the overall willow sculpture presenting the viewer with a feast of natural organic delight.
Again we see the Michaelmas Fairy willow sculpture this time from the sculptures left elevation, notice the willow sculptures position set in an island within the Black & White garden where the visitor can view the dancing willow Fairy from every angle.
Now we view the Michaelmas Fairy from the willow sculptures right elevation, notice how the willow artist captured the instance of movement throughout the body of the willow sculpture that focuses the spectators speculation on flight.
When viewed form afar the spectators speculation of taking flight is further enhanced as in this photograph that infers the willow Fairy dashing through the Michaelmas Daises, trees and bushes at Picton Garden.
No collection of willow sculptor Victoria Westaways work is complete with out one of her signature sculptures from The Willow Reader series. Here Vik created a new Willow Reader for the Picton Garden Sculpture Exhibition seen sitting beneath a tree.
The Willow Reader series of willow sculptures has proved to be very popular leading to both sales of exhibited sculptures and private commissions. This one sold at the Picton Garden Sculpture Exhibition to a local art collector in Worcestershire and another was commissioned during the exhibition by a keen art collector in Derbyshire.
Here we see the Derbyshire willow sculpture commission of the Willow Reader sat with cat in Ashton Gardens, Chesterfield Derbyshire - makes for good reading.
Here we see three Willow Ducks hiding in the bamboo at Picton Gardens Sculpture Exhibition. One could be mistaken for thinking the ducks have cleared the ground ready for nesting!
Whilst at Picton Garden Sculpture Exhibition willow sculptor Victoria Westaway demonstrated how to make a Willow Damselfly seen here. Vik loves to spontaneously make small willow sculptures while passing on her artistic skills to visitors. Vik presented this small willow sculpture to Helen Pictons Grandmother.
Helen Picton of Picton Garden, Old Court Nurseries and willow sculptor Victoria Westaway joining the new Michaelmas Fairy willow sculpture in a delicate pose - the ballet lessons obviously paid off!
Lazy days willow sculpture figure laying on hedge. Here Vik demonstrates how versatile her willow sculptures are to being placed anywhere within a garden setting.
Willow artist Vik just couldn't resist one last pose with the Michaelmas Fairy willow sculpture - she belives she can fly!