21/07/2009

DAY 4 - last day of LAND ART


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............
And then we were finished... we all said our goodbyes.... yes the group had finished but I have so much work from these 4 days that I can take forward I feel as if I am only just BEGINNING..................
and as for those BRICK WORKS - well I just have to return one day..............

9 comments:

Char said...

love what you're doing with this environmental art - great stuff

notmassproduced said...

great art and great photography - thanks for sharing.

india said...

thank you for the link to that splendid brickworks... decidedly one to add to the list of wandering destinations.

Annie said...

It's been great to see your travels. Thanks.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

This looks like so much fun! I like the way it stretches our minds beyond a rectangle in the studio as creative space.

Jeane said...

Rosie, I have enjoyed your land art posts so much - just crazy good!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Pure pleasure...so great to follow along with these photos. Just great!

lynne h said...

yes, i agree with jeane... just crazy good, all of this... thank you so much for sharing it with us. i can believe that you have much to take forward from this experience.

and *that rust*!!! sigh...

mansuetude said...

beautiful work, and that it was spontaneous; that is enough... in so many ways.