THE SNAKE OF MELGAARD WOODS
Kibæk, Denmark - 2009
Artist Søren Taaning
Skovsnogen - Deep Forest Artland
Skovsnogen - The Deep Forest Artland is a nature park under the Danish Outdoor Council in Meldgaard Forest in Jutland. It is a nature recreational space with sculptures and installations placed on a marked route through the forest. Artists has created over 30 unique art-pieces, that unfolds beneath the open sky. MONSTRUM was asked to design the signature piece for the place, with a big snake playground as the Danish word Skovsnogen means forest snake in English.
In addition to being connected to the name of the project, the snake also appeals to your imagination and portrays what is going on the forest floor. The purpose of the naturepark is to promote new ways of experiencing a forest, in contrast to the common idea of nature and how it can be used.
The space inside the snake is a long tunnel meassuring 22 meters and is 2,5 meters at its tallest point.
PLAY WITH CREATURES OF THE FOREST
The head can be climbed and balanced on and the kids can imagine the snake as their amazing new pet.
There are several entrances to the 22 meters long snake.