Tilia Tree Totems in Elvin Gardens at Wembley Park

Tilia Tree Totems by Stephen Stockbridge

Elvin Gardens Upcycled Tilia (Lime) and Platanus (Plane) Wood, 2018

In Summer 2018, Wembley Park residents and visitors had the opportunity to contribute to the rich culture of the neighbourhood by participating in a series of creative workshops coordinated by arts charity Emergency Exit Arts. The Tilia Tree Totems are a result of a series of wood carving workshops, delivered by acclaimed wood carving artist Stephen Stockbridge. They were produced using upcycled trunks derived from trees removed during the regeneration works of Olympic Way, now reinstated with 48 new trees. The totems’ name is drawn from one of the species of trees – Tilia, or Lime Tree – which they are made of.