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Creating mesmerising art can take time, especially when you only make use of materials that nature provides. Artist, Spencer Byles, found himself deep in the woods of southern France, where he put his creative ideas to use. He transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. 

Byles created his ambitious art over a year in the woodlands of La Colle Sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins. The sculptor only used natural materials he found in the surrounding stunning flora and fauna. 

Several passers-by stumbled across his sculptures in the woods. Some questioned whether the mysterious installations of towering, woven structures and suspended symbols made of twined branches were formed naturally or were assembled by human hands. Some even wondered if they were left in the woods by supernatural forces. 

The "ephemeral" nature of Byles' creations is integral to his work. Each piece placed in the correct way to form the magnificent artwork only live in their completed state for as long as the elements permit. 

"The temporary nature of my sculptures is an important aspect of my experiences and understanding. I feel my sculptures are only really completed when nature begins to take hold again and gradually weave its way back into the materials. At this point, it slowly becomes part of nature again and less a part of me."

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