“Beach Products”

by timpughartist

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“Beach Products”,was assembled at Parton beach, Cumbria on a mild November day in 2014.
I’ve always been fascinated by industrial materials and the processes involved in the manufacture , storage and distribution of raw materials. Old washed up products from long gone brick and ceramic factories and studios as well as old coal ‘crackers’ were gathered from the tideline and stored temporarily in canvas bags.The idea was inspired by old photographs of people collecting and selling coal gathered from the beach in  past times of hardship and austerity.The colours of the installation contrast vividly with the more natural sombre tones of the background seascape and act as an echoe and reminder of the intensity of the industrialised heritage of the West Cumberland coast.

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