“step in stone” Mendips Quarry Project 1

Westdown/Asham Quarry nr Chantry, Somerset, UK

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 “Lest We Forget: is enough enough?”

Materials: timber chairs, plastic bags, fabric, soil, wheat seed, rocks, string, water

This site-specific environmental installation consists of two large concentrically arranged circles of clear plastic bags placed comfortably within this post-industrial setting. The work is a contemporary interpretation of memorials and commemorative monuments and appears reminiscent to a prehistoric stone circle. The larger bags stand tall, each encasing a chair with a grass-growing seat. The larger circle will consist of 12 water filled, pyramid shaped, clear plastic structures. As the grass photosynthesises and the temperatures change, condensation forms and drip within the bags, creating a ghostly presents to the work. This installation changes over the course of its display as always with my work the outcome is inconclusive.

“The more we have the less we own.” Meister Eckhart

“Every increased possession loads us with new weariness” John Ruskin;

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PRESS

FROME STANDARD 21/8/15: http://www.fromestandard.co.uk/Step-stones-music-adds-colour-quarry-art-trail/story-27639129-detail/story.html
SOMERSET GUARDIAN 16/8/15: http://www.somersetguardian.co.uk/Step-Stone-artists-Somerset/story-26908352-detail/story.html

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