Bring Back the Birch

This classically designed tablet is set before a stand of maple trees. The inscription at first sight seems to call for the reintroduction of corporal punishment, but the carving of the leaves and the placement of the work reveal that it is a plea for the restoration of the native silver birches.

Bring Back the Birch (LS Guide, p. 32). Stone with carved birch leaves and inscription, Michael Harvey, 1971