Commissioned by Anstey Parish Council this mosaic leaf sculpture was inspired by the stunning countryside surrounding Anstey as the gateway to Charnwood Forest. The abstract design is made up of 12 different shades of hand-cut green glass to create pattern and movement and is set in a handcrafted steel frame.
Residents of the Davidsons Homes Groby Road development where the sculpture is now located were invited to a public consultation and mosaic workshop where different design ideas were presented before deciding on the leaf sculpture. As many of the street names in the development are named after fallen soldiers from the first World War a mosaic poppy in the form of a paving slab sits at the base of the sculpture as a tribute. The artwork is located on the village green off Summerfield Drive, Anstey, Leicestershire LE7 7FN.