A drain run with a difference
For C-Art this year I thought I would show my work outdoors instead of in the studio.
For several days starting on Saturday 13th Sept I will be showing my installations on fellsides around Glenridding, Ullswater.
Hundreds of pearl white bone china dragonflies casting a shadow on the blue polycarbonate level below will be installed - there should be 365 but I have made extra in case any get broken!
Dragonflies are a very ancient species and the Lakeland hills have been around for a long time in some form or other. Both are fragile. Millions walk the footpaths at all times of the year and with Fix the Fells I help in a small way to keep the paths in as good a condition as possible.
The sites I have chosen are on or near the paths we look after. They are – the Red Tarn path just above Greenside Mines on the level bit by the footbridges, secondly near Lanty’s tarn and then the walkway by Glencoyne car park by Ullswater.
Last Saturday we cleared the drains and checked the pitching on Lanty’s Tarn path in readiness for this installation. Several friends from Fix the Fells are helping to carry on the days – thanks to Joe, Paul, Rob, Anne, Charlotte and Sarah.
I just hope the weather will be reasonable, my dragonflies do not like the wind – rain is fine, although as I am sitting with them all day I would like really warm days – some hope!
C-Art is an exhibition at Rheged from 13th September to 10th November celebrating local artists and designers. Find out more about C-Art here.