The Circle - at Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground
The piece – entitled The Circle - is the result of our 2015 Artist in Residence programme, and is the creation of Totnes artist Robin Lacey. The artwork creates a sacred fireside space at the burial ground and symbolises the eternal circle of the fire, the Sun and the Moon.
Cedar seats have been set into the ground around the fire-ring decorated with sun and moon ornaments, with niches for candles, flowers, offerings and notes to the deceased.
The Circle was unveiled with a ceremony at the natural burial ground on Saturday June 20, 2015, by Rupert and Claire Callender of the Green Funeral Company, who managed the site on behalf of the Sharpham Trust at that time.
Guests at the ceremony included people with family and friends buried or interred at the site, which opened on the same Summer Solstice weekend in 2013.
Actor-playwright Peter Oswald performed a piece at the ceremony and harp music was played by Totnes musician Boe Huntress.