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The work utilizes three large stone boulders as a base for a series of 15 small representational bronzes. Prior to permanent placement the work will tour to three rural sites in Adicap, Cabo Penas in Spain, Aderes in Portugal and Los Alcornocales, Cadiz, Spain, as part of the Transnational Project ‘Sculpture in the Landscape in the North Atlantic Arc’. Commission won through open competition, 3 artists commissioned. The public art launch, March 2007 in Ellesmere, Shropshire included a Symposium on Public Art in Rural Places. The exchange of work generated permanent and sustainable cultural relations The project was concerned with identifying and developing common approaches to improve the natural and cultural heritage of the selected areas, adding value through cultural and artistic activity. The work aims to enhance and promote the area and to create a better awareness of environmental and cultural assets contributing to the development plan for Ellesmere. This was a sight specific project developed through research into the area and consultation with local experts. The work was strongly rooted in its locality and the techniques and materials chosen directly related to the culture and geology of the West Midlands.The erratic boulders used in the works were brought to the region during the ice age and exhumed by the local quarry. They are used to represent the local landscape and upon this scene small bronze sculptures make reference to history, mythology, geology, economy or ecology of Ellesmere. The intention is to intrigue the viewer, encouraging an enquiry that can lead to a broader knowledge and understanding of the area.
Author(s): Brown I
Publication type: Digital or Visual Media
Publication status: Published
Source Publication Date: 23 March
Series Title: Transnational Project ‘Sculpture in the Landscape in the North Atlantic Arc’
Place Published: Ellesmere, Shropshire
Type: Permanently Sited Public Sculptures