Work is due to take place today to repair one of Somerset's most popular landmarks.
The 40-foot high Willow Man went up beside the M5 in 2000, though it had to be rebuilt after a fire the following year.
The artist, Serena de la Hey, will begin mending the statue's leg this morning and will inspect the structure with a view to further repairs next year.
Today will see the final stages of repairs to Somerset's Willow Man costing £18,000. The 12 metre high sculpture by he M5 near Bridgwater had begun to come apart around the head and arms.
The Willow Man in Somerset will be given an £18,000 facelift this week.
The 12-metre high sculpture next to the M5 near Bridgwater will undergo repairs to its head and arms. Artist Serena de la Hey will go 40 feet up in a cherry picker to reweave the statue using local willow.