A MINIATURE version of Formby Beach is being created in a prestigious London art gallery. Four tonnes of pine needles, five gnarled trees and a tonne of Formby sand have been transported from the Sefton coastline to the middle of the urban capital.
Visitors to the Fine Art Society gallery will walk through a space lined with pine needles and can even get some Merseyside sand in their shoes.
The work has been created by horticultural artist Tony Heywood, who grew up in Formby during the 60s and 70s when he took many walks through the pinewoods to the beach beyond.
He describes the piece as “a landscape of memory”.