The Symphony of the Trees
Bronze, sandstone and aluminium
2.5 x 0.8 x 0.8m
The Symphony of the Trees is designed to raise awareness of, and celebrate, children within the autistic spectrum.
Children and staff from three Berkshire schools were involved in making it - Brookfields School, Castle School and Prior's Court School.
A musical sculpture - the tree is full of bells, the figure of the child holds musical instruments and beside the child's feet is a percussive instrument called a guiro.
The child represented in the sculpture holds a bell and a singing bowl. The bell is an open, giving shape and the bell is a receiving shape. This is to symbolise the interplay of giving and receiving in all forms of communication.