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Sharing Shakespeare's Story

His Mind's Eye

‘His Mind’s Eye’ is the focal point of Shakespeare’s New Place. Sculptor Jill Berelowitz has brought an evocative story of Shakespeare’s creative genius to life through an astonishing combination of elements. An almost bare bronze tree stands nearly fives metres high and six metres across in canopy. The structure is partly made of sections of a specially selected hawthorn tree from Box Hill, a National Trust property in Surrey. Its branches are swept to the side with the force of Shakespeare’s genius. Under the tree sits a sphere, massive and elemental. One half shines miraculously bright, reflecting Shakespeare’s lambent vision, while the other remains in shadow, still rough and pitted like an asteroid…

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Mahhum



It was made out of bronze and is amazing

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Maria



The first sculpture is called the Mind's Eye it was made because of one his plays. The tree is bent becasue everybody thinks His Minds Eye is very good. The creator of this is called Jill.

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Zidaan

It looks as if it is blown away by Shakespeare's words

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Samuel



His Mind's Eye [was created] by Jill Berelowitz in conjunction with the Morris Singer Foundry. A lot of the bronze trees are based of apple branches. One side is smooth and the other one is for ideas and other is creativity.

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The Morris Singer Foundry in 1848 known for their casting. Jill has also created very fascinating things including a diving girl and a pair oak. She always does sculptures of trees and always used brzone. One side of the Mind's Eye is rough and one side is smooth becasue it was Jill's imagination.

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The first sculpture is called the Minds Eye it was made because of one his plays. The tree is bent becasue everybody thinks His Minds Eye is very good. The creator of this is called Jill.

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Sophie



The tree is bronze it looks like a real tree but it's not it's metal it was by Jill Berelowitz. It was the same with the circle shaped sculpture. The tree was called His Mind's Eye from Jill Berelowitz in conjunction with the Morris Singer Foundry. His Mind's Eye tree one side of it was smooth and the other side of it was rough. His Mind's Eye is at New Place in Stratford upon Avon. People would of thought it would be a real tree but it is made out of bronze metal. The Morris Singer foundry which dates back to 1848 are well known for casting work and recognised as the oldest fine art foundry in the world.

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Hayden

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Renay



The mind's tree is being created by Jill Berelowitz. It was created with bronze metal. She was funded by the Morris [Singer Foundry]

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Mandeep



This Mind's Eye is a realistic tree which is made of bronze. There are over 100 gold leaves on it. The tree is on the other side because it is showing the power of Shakespeare's writing.

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We are imagining that our bronze tree has been shaped by the power of Shakespeare’s creativity. Mouldings were taken from a real hawthorn tree to get the texture of the bark. The sculptor took months twisting the branches. One side of the orb was smooth and shiny as if it has been smoothed by Shakespeare’s touch. Hawthorn and the circle of hornbeams around are the sort of trees Shakespeare would have seen in the Warwickshire countryside.

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Lauren



The Mind's Eye was created by Jill Berelowitz. It is made out of metal bronze. Jill also designed and created many exciting and memorable sculptures for her previous commissions. There was a ball under the branches. One side is smooth and the other is rough. One side is creativity and one side is ideas.

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