TRIBUTE TO THE FOREST
collection of 31 wood sculptures was created from some of the most
remarkable dead standing trees to be found in the province of British
Columbia. Because of the rarity of these giant old growth trees, I
have named the collection "Tribute To The Forest".
as points of interest along the 30 minute interpretive walk, my towering
collection symbolizes the feeling of being within an old growth forest
The themes reflect the diversity and importance of our forests to humans
as well as nature. I have intentionally focused on the positive
roles humans play in our forest ecosystems, since I feel, this is often
Mountain's president, Stuart McLaughlin and myself are happy with our
unique contribution towards British Columbia's rich forest heritage.
We hope people will appreciate the valuable use we have found for these
amazing trees which have been preserved through my art.
dedicate this collection to our sponsors and the people of British
Columbia." Glenn Greensides 1999
The first log Glenn found for his Grouse
Mountain project was a 1200 year old tree that was found lying on the
ground for 25 years in the Coquitlum water shed north east of Vancouver.
The tree was cut into six pieces and transported to Grouse Mountain.
Below is a diagram to show how the tree was cut and the carvings created
from each piece.
This log was the inspiration for the name "Tribute to the
Forest". Through his eight year project, Glenn would find the 30
logs he needed through help of the member companies of the forest alliance
of British Columbia.