Artist Worked One Year Isolated In A Forests Creating Haunting Organic Sculptures


Artist Spencer Byles decided to spent a year in three unmanaged French forests of La Colle Sur Loup in solitude for a year. In that time he created magnificent sculptures and overall tripped out fun, that will get even better once nature begins reclaiming the art.






Byles: ‘This project’ represents my experiences throughout a twelve month period exploring the back regions of three unmanaged local forests making onsite sculptures, in the region of Alpes-Maritimes, France.






All the sculptures are temporary, using only natural and found materials sourced at each location. The only way you’ll see see his art in full size is by going into the woods and finding them yourself.





He continues:

The temporary nature of my sculptures is an important aspect of my experiences and understanding. I feel my sculptures are only really completed when nature begins to take hold again and gradually weave its way back into the materials. At this point it slowly becomes part of nature again and less a part of me.






Spencer went on to explain galleries would be a dead place for him, “My galleries are living spaces that provide you with experiences of changing light, smells and sound. I hope to continue working in wild forests and places that are often left abandoned and or discarded.”






What is unique about his work is the fact that it will look best in another 5-10 years. This sounds like a challenge to all of us. We must all begin creating structures in nature, that will look more magnificent after every changing season.