The subject

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) was our foremost landscape designer, responsible for the enhancement of parks such as Petworth, Compton Verney, Burghley and Blenheim. As a sculptor of land and water, his understanding of the growth of trees and vegetation over time was an important consideration of his success. He was visionary.

For more biography see here.

The sculptor

Jon Edgar’s large stone sculptures are worked on site, by hand, responding to place and involving people. He is currently working on a 3 tonne stone on The South Downs at the National Trust’s Slindon Estate. See progress here.

His Sculpture Series Heads were exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2013 and he is currently working on sittings for The Environment Series Heads – British people who are contributing to our future on the planet in diverse ways.


The Environment Series developed from an original triptych comprising writer, moral philosopher and scientist.


“My Masters dissertation concerned the restoration of a degraded Brownian landscape in multiple ownership. Having studied ecology and then landscape design before turning to sculpture, I feel a good candidate to propose and prepare a bust of Brown. I’ve been thinking about it for some while.” Jon Edgar, 2015

For sculptor’s archive and public works, see here.

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