Sandscape — Alum Bay

Mixed media (Alum bay sand, steel, road signs, double glazing units)

1.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 m

Alum bay is a famous sea side attraction on the Isle of Wight. The Victorians were particularly fond of visiting this stretch of coast line , famous for its 21 naturally occurring coloured sands. They would fill little bottles with layers of this sand as souvenirs to take home and remember their holiday.

In my sculpture road signs have been adapted and double glazing units specially made to fit the shapes. I have drilled a small hole and then carefully filled the space between the double glazing units, in the same layered way the Victorians were fond of doing.