Sunshine on the Fallen Tree


A new sound and light installation taking the form of a life sized fallen Ash tree creating a beautiful sound and light environment. We aim to create the energy and potential in the glade around a fallen tree in the woods, what might be to come after the disaster, reflecting back on us and our stewardship of the earth. This builds on Pif-Paf’s career long engagement with us and the natural world.

The sculpture is made from locally sourced Ash, traditionally steam bent and then set with innovative tech by Vasthu. The sund composition was created by Eleanor Hooper and Kate Griffin and all together this makes a very moving 12 minute experience.

The piece was origianlly proposed for and commissioned by Wentworth Woodhouse’s Chapel  for We Wentworth Noir in Winter 21/22. It followed close on the heels of both of our AD’s Developing Your Creative practice activities.

We see a bright future for this piece -indoors and outdoors and are looking for touring or producing partners as of Spring 2022 to take it to final completion as of –  so please do let us know if this sounds inviting


Sunshine on the Fallen Tree was commissioned by Wentworth Woodhouse & Reload in March 2022.



The Build:

Concept : Eleanor Hooper & Pete Gunson

Composition: Eleanor Hooper and Kate Griffin

Sound and light tech: Vasthu Ltd

Materials: Andersons Tree Care

Design and build: Pete Gunson (Lead), build assist Annie Nelson and Roscoe Blevins



This installation was an idea we’ve been brewing for 3 years and taken our interactive sound and light tech collaboration with Vasthu to the next level.
The sound track is a beautiful 12 minute composition by Eleanor and Kate Griffin who have been working together on Eleanor’s DYCP and the sculpture was supported by Pete’s DYCP learning how to use steam bent Ash to make outdoor light work then manage and develop the tech.