27 November 2013

Shooting stones

Yesterday our friend Sue Lawty came to the studio. She brought her latest work to be photographed.
It's a commission for a hospital in North Yorkshire.

photograph: Jess Hutchinson

I've seen the work in progress at her studio before, but to see a finished panel was so magical.

You look at the fine individual stones and then step back to look at the panel, which is 2.4 m long, and somethig happens. The stones, which are carefully arranged, form beautiful patterns. The whole piece consists of 7 panels, so when finally installed it will be be 16.8 m long. 240000 stones, which are collected from local beaches, represent the number of people living in that area.

Totally mind blowing.

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