David Kemp 1988 – probably removed late 2013/early 2014 for clear felling in the area.
Artist’s website: www.davidkemp.uk.com
“David Kemp is concerned with siting sculptures that are evocative of local history and interests, but which also relate visually to their immediate surroundings”..
Ancient Forester has different diameter limbs made trees found within the forest. “The Ancient Forester, a figure of great antiquity, lurks deep in the Gothic forests and wilderness between our ears. He represents an idealised image of man the hunter, the mystic, the guardian. He lives in responsible husbandry with nature.”
Other works by David Kemp at Grizedale include: Ancient Forester 2 1995, Deer Hunter 1982, Forest Fugue 1982, Heron 1982, Rock Crossing 1982, Scale Green Birdman 1982, The Woodwinders 1984.