The intention was to make the area of land more visible to the people of Irdning and to encourage the sculpture, “Wald, Apfelbaum, Farbe, Leben” and the space around it to be used socially – as a meeting point and as a focus for activities. I have heard that it is now used for many events – for dancing, playing, for carol singing and band practice and playing and it is dressed up on occasions with Christmas hats and even angels wings!. The people of the town were very supportive, the local children became very involved and they all helped to name it.
The larch trunks were carefully selected from a forest, three hours away, very hard and long lasting. The paint used was an excellent quality and it is repainted and maintained regularly I believe by those who helped construct it
It was a really good project for me. I loved being in Irdning and found the people very friendly indeed and very interested in what I was doing. I am still in touch with Irene Umfer, who keeps me up to date with it and the use and impact on Irdning. She also sends me photos when the sculpture is dressed up and I have quite a collection now!