LOG BOOK PARK
idea of Log Book Park, developed from artist Glenn Greensides' deep
appreciation and concerns for our rich forest heritage here in British
are always amazed with big trees and we know that they are becoming
scarcer as time goes on. Glenn's latest concept is a way of
preserving and enhancing the presence of these trees through his art.
has created a collection of 14 Giant Wooden Books, which depict the
history of our West Coast Forests. Each log was first cut in
half and then stood on end to represent the cover of each opened book.
Protective roofs representing the canopy
of a tree were placed on top of the two half logs. Carved wooden pages with relief
images and words are attached to the logs creating the effect of a giant
wooden book. Each of the 14
books represent a chapter in the history of our west coast forests.
The story line for Log Book Park was written by the late Ken
Drushka, the author of several books on British Columbia forestry.
collection is only Phase I of this exciting project that will develop into
a "Forestry Theme Park" located in the west coast railway
heritage park in Squamish, BC. Currently the collection awaits
final installation - a work in progress.
Logbook Park is a good example of relief style wood
carving that could be incorporated into doors, murals, or signs.
Find below a couple examples of signs that Glenn has made. Painted
signs are a collaboration with his neighbor, artist Colleen Sundby.
Her work can be seen at: www.sundby-art-and-tile.com
For more information on Glennís
Log Book Park and other larger projects you can purchase his 15 minute DVD
slide show for $10.00 or his 60 minute DVD documentary for $20.00.