Puente Poetry: Talking Trees

Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

the Inner Man sculpture by Frank Bruce

most of his words are marked
by a red pen, he learns more from
rockpools and sunsets, from a wind that
whistles through leaves in the wood

~ your gift is right here ~

in the fallen trees, sharing
deep meaning without written words
from nature, for nature
your soul can grow while it’s healing

© Xenia Tran

a sculpture on the Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

If you are new to the Puente form you can see an earlier example with a brief explanation in last week’s post Presence, featuring Frank Bruce’s epitaph.

Those of you who have been following the blog for many years may recognise the Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail from our earlier post Evanescent.

Frank Bruce (1931 – 2009) was dyslexic, left school at the age of thirteen and later became a self-taught artist. He insisted that his art should always be available to everybody free of charge and that his sculptures should be allowed to decay and return to nature.

Wishing you all a happy Monday and peaceful start to the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 560, f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 450 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 500.

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'Inner Man' sculpture on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

Near the forest of Inshriach lies a trail of sculptures made from fallen caledonian pine. Frank Bruce was a self-taught artist who wanted his art to be accessible to all. The state of decay is intentional. He wanted his sculptures to naturally return to the earth from which they came.

the wind echoes
inside a walled garden
thoughtful trees

© Xenia Tran

Blue whippet next to 'The Archetype' sculpture on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

As a child Frank preferred to be outside rather than be stuck at school. He was more interested in the beauty and wisdom of nature. He has left us a gift that leaves a lasting impression, even though the lifespan of his art is temporary. In this peaceful natural setting some of his sculptures ask deep questions which are timeless.

trees of thought
a trail for meditation
above the river

© Xenia Tran

'Two Patriots' sculptures on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail
Part of the 'Third World' group of sculptures on Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

The Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail is situated at Feshie Bridge in the Cairngorms National Park, about eight miles from Aviemore.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

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