” Industrial Grids “

by timpughartist


“Industrial Grids “,was assembled at Whitehaven beach in West Cumbria in August 2015 and is comprised of carefully assembled grids of  collected site specific beach materials.The main focus was to collect  remnants of discarded man made products associated with the areas past industrial legacy.I assembled squares of sea coal or ‘crackers’ as they are known locally together with remnants from the pottery and glass industries and other debris from now extinct factories,mines and forges.The grids act as ‘samples’ ,representing the main legacy and acting as reminders of a bygone age.I was fascinated with the beautiful textures ,colours and forms and I received lots of attention from passers by and dog walkers during the four hours the artwork took to create.Next day,the beach installation was gone,reclaimed by the Irish Sea tidal currents .