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Eve Sculpture in Autumn

Art guide and map

Discover works from a diversity of grass-root and world-renowned national and international artists across the Eden Project’s 30-acre site in the Outdoor Gardens, Biomes, and Outer Estate.

These broad-ranging installations are inspired by social and environmental narratives such as climate change, biodiversity and the vital relationship between global communities and natural resources.

Art guide

A close up of the two cork driftwood horse sculptures

1. Heather Jansch, Bronze and Driftwood Foals, 2013

Driftwood, bronze

These two foals, which appear similar at a first glance, are made from completely different materials. One is made from carefully chosen pieces of driftwood found on the beach, the other is a bronze cast.

Wide view of Pollinator Pathmaker artwork in flower

2. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Pollinator Pathmaker, 2021

55-meter-long living artwork

To welcome more pollinator and human visitors to the Pollinator Pathmaker Eden Edition, the artwork is temporarily closed during autumn and winter for maintenance, but will reopen in spring 2024.

A close view of the stone sculpture surrounded by greenery and wild flowers

3. Chris Drury, Cloud Chamber, 2002

Granite, slate

This still, silent and meditative space is made within, and from, the surrounding landscape in the tradition of the land and environmental art movements originating in 1960s America. The beehive chamber, built by local dry-stone hedgers, was constructed from nearly 120 tonnes of Cornish granite and slate.

The cores sculpture which is made up of multiple clays and looks like a tree trunk

4. Jenny Beavan, Cores, 2016

Clay, glaze 

Within Wild Cornwall, clay totems punctuate the landscape. From afar they resemble the bright trunks of silver birches. Created by local ceramic artist Jenny Beavan, they’re made from a mix of clays, turning from dark to light at their tips, and are impressed with seeds, unfurling ferns and flowers collected from Eden.

A view of a giant figure sculpture emerging from the ground with a mirrored mosaic face

5. Peter and Sue Hill, Eve, 2005

Mixed media

Growing out of the landscape of Eden’s Myth and Folklore exhibit, this living sculpture is made of Eden clay, mirrors and planted with grasses.

Carved wooden sculpture in Rainforest Biome at Eden Project

6. El Anatsui, Aziza Gate, 2004

Greenheart wood

These sculptures started life as trees in West Africa. The tropical hardwood was repurposed from charred timbers after a section of the Victorian docks in Falmouth was destroyed by fire in 2003.

A view of the wall of vegetalistas paintings set in the rainforest biome

7. Don Francisco Montes Shuna and Yolanda Panduro Baneo, Spirits of the Rainforest, 2001

Acrylic paint

These murals were painted in-situ by the Peruvian maestro vegetalista (shamanic herbalist) Don Francisco Montes Shuna and artist Yolanda Panduro Baneo. To the Capanahua, indigenous people of the Peruvian rainforest, vegetalista are said to gain their knowledge and power to heal from the plants of the region. The murals portray different narratives and depictions of the plants that the artists' use, while also exploring the spiritual connection between plants and humanity.

Giant rusting cast iron sculpture of a root in the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project

8. Ai Weiwei, Fly, 2019

Cast Iron

Fly is from a series of monumental sculptures cast in iron from giant tree roots and trunks sourced in Brazil from the endangered Pequi Vinagreiro tree, typically found in the Bahian rainforest. Elements of these rare trees, some of which are over a thousand years old, were painstakingly moulded, conjoined and then cast to create striking compositions and bold forms that reflect their Brazilian heritage.

A view of the mediterranean biome with multiple sculptures in a circle and a bull in the middle

9. Tim Shaw, The Rites of Dionysus, 2000-2004


The sculptures depict the myth of Dionysus, Greek god of the vines, and his followers, the Maenads, who dance and writhe through the vines beating drums and sounding trumpets. The Dionysian myths are amongst the oldest stories linking mankind with nature. They serve as an insight into ancient civilisations, articulating truths of human nature that resonate with veracity to this day.

Kids running around Infinity Blue sculpture

10. Studio Swine, ∞ Blue (Infinity Blue), 2018

Ceramic, robotics, water vapour

A huge ceramic ‘breathing’ sculpture pays homage to one of the world’s smallest but most important organisms: the cyanobacteria. Artist duo Studio Swine wanted to build a monument to these vital but invisible unsung heroes, in the same way as notable people are commemorated with statues.

A view of the seed sculpture from above looking down. The seed is a round egg shape with raised dots on the surface

11. Peter Randall-Page, Seed, 2007


Made from a single piece of Cornish granite, Seed is based on the geometric principles underlying plant growth, as is the structure of the Core building itself. This pattern relates to the Fibonacci sequence and the golden proportion and can be seen in pinecones and sunflower heads amongst many other botanical examples. 

A distant view of the Birds Watching artwork

12. Jenny Kendler, Birds Watching, 2018-2019

Reflective film, aluminium, steel frame

Birds Watching is a 40-foot-long sculpture composed of a ‘flock’ of one hundred reflective birds’ eyes mounted on aluminium. The colourful eyes glow – or gaze – back when hit with light, such as a camera flash. Each eye belongs to a species of bird considered endangered by climate change, creating a potent portrait of what we stand to lose.

First Came the Landscape at the Eden Project. Image: Pal Studios

13. Ingela Ihrman, First Came the Landscape

Beech Wood

A giant stick skeleton made from the trunk, limbs and branches of a single beech tree that was blown down during Storm Eunice in 2022.