Gentle Hills Slowly Moving
Part Two: Far Skerr Lime Kiln
Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK
Far Skerr is a disused lime kiln on Cocklawburn beach, about 2 miles south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. I had a strange emotional reaction to the remains at the edge of the beach; I felt sad and moved, as if I was watching a laid down giant, slowly sinking into the sand, the hope for things being better it represented now forgotten and left behind. I found concrete pieces on the beach and wired them onto the plinths so visitors could use tools to chip, scratch and file them. The stands were made form recycled fencing from Cote Syke Farm. The drawings I developed from rubbings I made on the stones of the kins.
Files and hammers Use carefully (on concrete/cement only) Concrete, wire, screws, recycled wood fencing 2020