Twisting Frame and Swing Seat, Newton Le Willows

The Twisting frame is an attempt and creating a dynamic landscape sculpture using simple elements, that are repeated with a twist. We have made a number of versions of this now, as a shelter and with curved arches, all based on the same design principles. As with most of our large scale timber projects Douglas Fir has been used for the frame, with steel to connect it at ground level, and keep the timber out of the rot zone. The swing seat was conceived by the project landscape architect, draws on the rich local industrial heritage – the site was a former manufacturing base for steam locomotives, and the text inlaid into the swing seat post is from a poem written about the factory “work in copper, wood and steel, carried out with the upmost Zeal”.