Penmaenpool Pointer made by Tim Pugh.

by timpughartist

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Penmaenpool pointer, was created by the River Mawddach in Gwynedd on August 21 st, on a very breezy day. Collected driftwood was assembled on a rocky outcrop into a giant form, perhaps suggestive of a sail or spire, pointing out towards the sea. The sculpture was very difficult to make due to the high winds and it collapsed three times during its construction; all the sticks were delicately intertwined supporting each other, and if one twig was blown out of place, the structure would be compromised, leading to instability and eventual collapse. It was very frustrating to make but once it was up after five hours of toil it remained stable for the duration of of my time in the area. Supportive comments from passing cyclists was good for morale and helped spur me on.

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