‘The Wall in the Wilderness’

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There is something incredible happening in Central Tasmania.

Well actually there are quite a few incredible things, but there is one thing in particular that has me captivated. This is because it is a reminder of what can be achieved if use your gifts and dream a little dream.

Creator Greg Duncan is lovingly and patiently crafting a sculpture of epic proportions. And I really do mean epic.

Upon completion, ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’ will be over 100 metres long and three metres high. It is a carved wooden masterpiece comprising 100 panels weighing 250kg each, mostly from boat grade Huon Pine.

It is an ambitious project which was inspired by the natural beauty of the area, its complex history and the perseverance of the people including timber harvesters, miners and the Hydro Electric Scheme workers.

I know of no other venture like it anywhere in Australia (please correct…

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