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Tom Hoblyn

Tom Hoblyn Garden Designer

Trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Tom set up a successful garden design company in Suffolk. Last year he won his third consecutive RHS gold medal, this time at Chelsea Flower Show. Work takes him far and wide and he has just returned from India having begun work on a large landscape that forms part of the grounds for a Hindu temple.

  • Date Joined: 10 Mar 2009


Posted by Tom Hoblyn on 27 Apr 2010 at 03:36 PM

I alluded to my sculpture yesterday in relation to my choice of tree: Parrotia persica. I feel elaboration necessary, if only to re-assure myself that I am doing the right thing (paranoia creeping in). Cunégonde (love interest in the garden theme book Candide) has always intrigued me as to how she develops from shy coquettish girl via harlot-ish behaviour into haughty, capricious woman and I wanted to try and capture this development in the form of sculpture. Enter master sculptors: CJ Munn and Andre Masters ( who cast our gorgeous model in copper, using nine pre-determined poses that I felt depicted the character transformation. And it was for Cunégonde's harlot phase that I chose the tree; the poses are sensuously writhing with lots of outstretched arms and legs in a 'take me I'm yours' kind of way. Take a look at the Parrotia persica image I've posted in the My Photos page of this blog and you'll see what I mean: there are more writhing arms and legs than in a game of naked Twister


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