“Nerquis Trigpoint “

by timpughartist


“Nerquis Trigpoint “.The artwork was created on a hilltop 900 feet above sea level in Flintshire in North Wales in September 2015 and is an Autumn leaf installation consisting of an old Trigpoint decorated with colourful leaves.A Trigpoint is a squat concrete pillar and was used as a navigation aid before satellites and modern day GPS evolved.There are many thousands of Trigpoints left on hilltops across the UK and although obsolete are viewed fondly by walkers and ramblers.I was commissioned by Denbighshire Countryside Services to decorate three Trigpoints on hilltops in North East Wales in the Autumn as an experimental project.Nerquis Trigpoint is the first pillar I decorated and choose Autumn leaves as my choice of medium. No glues or adhesives were allowed so I used jute string to tie the leaves onto the surface. It took 5 hours to create and photograph .A frustrating hour was spent waiting for the clouds to part and allow the sun to highlight the Autumnal colours before I could effectively document the artwork.