Lakeside Statue

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Lakeside Statue (2009)

Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot, Devon

 

For an hour, I stood motionless on the banks of Decoy Lake (former Ball Clay pit), as an audience of passer’s by stopped to look at me.  Wearing a thick covering of Ball Clay over diving apparatus and holding a ‘Ball’ of clay, as though I had just emerged with it from the lake waters, this static performance, signified three interrelated themes; the submerged history of Decoy, as a former ‘Ball Clay’ pit, the working methods used to extract the clay and the pits modern day re-incarnation as a lake for water sports and home to aquatic life.