The House of Invisible Hands

The House of Invisible Hands

‘The House of Invisible Hands"‘ is a shrine to all those whose labours have shaped the landscape. There is no record or memory of the majority of people who coppiced the woodlands, ploughed the fields, harvested the grain, shepherded their flocks... Only the land remembers, resonating with the millenia of care and disruption created by the labours of countless peoples, enriched by the skills of migrants and refugees from all corners of the globe, human tides both belonging and passing through.

Sited at RSPB Farnham Heath, The Reeds Rd, Farnham GU10 2DL

English Oak and Surrey Chestnut

2.3m x 2.3m x 2.3m

2019

The commission was part of the Surrey Unearthed to explore the earth beneath the Surrey landscape funded by Arts Council England and Surrey Hills Arts.

Photograph thanks to www.johnmillerphotography.com

Surrey Hills Arts

The House of Invisible Hands (detail)

The House of Invisible Hands (detail)

The sculpture is made from green oak and chestnut, sustainably harvested. The chestnut was harvested on the site and the oak was grown sustainably in Sussex.

Sited at RSPB Farnham Heath, The Reeds Rd, Farnham GU10 2DL

2.3m x 2.3m x 2.3m

2019

Arts Council England, Surrey Hills Arts.

Photograph thanks to www.johnmillerphotography.com

For more information about Surrey unearthed : Surrey Hills Arts