“Kiln,Furnace and Forge”

by timpughartist


“Kiln,Furnace and Forge” is a mixed media beach installation created at North Beach in Whitehaven, West Cumbria. The beach has many reminders of its proximity to former heavy industries in the area such as old collieries and brickworks and the artwork is made up from from collected fragments collected from the beach and arranged on a section of eroded brick stonework.These include pieces of pottery, glassware and various pieces of slagwaste and coal from old nearby collieries. I was fascinated by the various textures and tones of these finds and enjoyed arranging them into a formal pattern before the tide came in and reclaimed the fragments.