Find my buried treasure HERE and click on the photos to enlarge them!
Porth Wen Brick Works on Anglesey (click for more photographs and history) is an amazing place - RUST HEAVON !
It is quite hidden from the land and you have to know where to find it - down a small footpath running from a minor road on the northern coast of the island - abandoned for years you can wander around the derelict buildings and rusting machinery... and if the sun is out go for a swim from one of the beaches nearby!
One of the participants inspecting the RUST qualities!
And this is a detail!
My immediate reaction seemed to have carried on from the sea/rock cairns I built yesterday......
But I soon moved on....using the material around me - I collected some wonderful nails and this large bolt which I just placed here!
After having a good look around at the possibilities our course facilitators set us the theme of FRAGILITY!
I returned to ground work........and the cracked concrete under my feet and filled this hole with black seaweed! It took on quite a menacing presence!
One of the overhanging platforms was broken around a several feet drop below and I emphasised the cracks with found charcoal.......
The white stripes were already there and added to the 'broken' work............
I quickly added some dried twigs to the head!
An eye emerged from somewhere OUT THERE!
The sea was coming in fast!
I watched with a little sadness as my sea creature slowly disappeared!
Until no longer there! What would happen I wonder.................. when the tide went out again........
The next morning after breakfast I hurried down to the beach before our next day's workshop began - guess what I found - in exactly the same place - a bit bedraggled and on it's knees!!!......... but boasting NEW bright green finery!!!
a theme was emerging and 2 more days to go - MORE TOMORROW!!!
Here are some photos of what I created on the FIRST day, from the beach debris - dried stalks of seaweed with some wonderful textures.
writing on the wall!!
The photos are all that is left of the art work plus a few pieces of seaweed for my collection. I will post up Day 2 tomorrow!