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David Salkeld Sculpture
'Needle's Eye'
Oak-Carved and constructed
2.1 metres tall
Cragside Grounds Northumberland
National Trust 2002


One of three gateway pieces for the labyrinth at Cragside.
The pathway here was quite narrow and the terrain prohibitively rough for wheelchair access, so I decided to make a narrow portal. This involved some careful thought on issues of human scale. I wanted to give the psychological impression that the gateway was restrictive without actually limiting access.
Oak Gateway 'Needle's Eye', Cragside