Thursday, 30 September 2010

"The Secret Life Of Objects"

This peice of Limestone rock was found on Filey beach. I was attracted to it because of it's texture and layereing qualities. Limestone rock is made up of layers of sediment, small plant and animal forms cemented together over thousands of years. As well as the stones aestheics I began to reflect on why we search and collect on the beach. We all have instincts to collect and hoard, searching the beach creates a kind of challenge to find something mystical, precious, beautiful and special. Subverting this analogy I will use this limestone to symbolise how "precious" my childhood was, through the media of film. 

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Coldstones Cut

Visited Coldstones Cut today near Pateley Bridge.This sculptural platform looks over Coldstones quarry and the surrounding rural landscape and was created by artist Andrew Sabin The day was wet, wild and misty but this did not ruin the atmosphere the structures creates, infact it just added to the experience. Visualy and aesthetically brand new, I'm sure it will improve with age as it intergrates with the landscape and look forward to seeing it in years to come. Feel the only downside is that the actual organic form of the sculpturecan only be appreciated from the air!