In 2005 i was asked by ArtsNK, (The organisation that delivers arts projects for North Kesteven District Council) to be the artist to lead this project. It was to be on the village green in Branston, and use some of the felled oak trees that I had persuaded them to rescue from the A46 road dualling. Having seen the site, and read up on some of the heritage, I came up with an idea for 3 seats, representing 'past', 'present', and 'future' as it related to the village. We would be able to work in situ, on the village green - which is ideal for a community project (in public where anyone can visit). I chose the seat style as - depending on how many people turned up and wanted to be involved, we could just carve one surface of each seat, or if people were keen, move on to carve more of the available surface. We had many volunteers, and as always, they thinned out to a core of people who were able to work on it regularly. It was wonderful to watch them move forward from being worried and lacking confidence, to coming up with ideas and asking if they could be tried - to affirming what they wanted to include and doing it - to telling me they didn't need me there every week, and I could just drop by occasionally to see how it was going!! Their confidence grew with their skills, and the pieces are truly theirs.