© Richard Gooding
Artist Alun Heslop was commissioned to make ‘The Raptor’ and ‘The Edge’ as part of the Isle of Harty Trail, a 9.5 Km cycle route that links Leysdown - on – Sea with the Isle of Harty. The RSPB Capel Fleet Raptor site was chosen by Alun for ‘Raptor’ as a dynamic space to place seating guaranteeing views of the Marsh Harrier and as a place to sit and reflect the landscape. ‘The Edge’, a sculptural piece, reflects the sense of intertwining flight and is placed close to Swale Nature Reserve to encourage cycle visitors to stay and explore this wonderful area.
Text has been incorporated into the commissions reflecting the spirit of flight through a collaboration with writer in residence Mark Hewitt.