Words and preview of working projects
Another exploration of boundaries to our natural world, human imposed ‘ends’.
Dere Street or Deere Street is a modern designation of a Roman road which ran north from Eboracum (York), crossing Stanegate at Corbridge (Hadrian’s Wall was crossed at the Portgate, just to the north) and continuing beyond into what is now Scotland, later at least as far as the Antonine Wall. Portions of its route are still followed by modern roads, including the A1 (south of the River Tees) and the A68 north of Corbridge.
Desire lines, desire paths, desire, ease of movement, natural access.
Paths that are developed by natural usage, often following natural geographical features such as streams, contours and direct routes rather than the route dictated by concrete and governance.
A desire path (formally referred to as desire line in transportation planning, also known as a game trail, social trail, herd path, cow path, goat track, pig trail or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of erosion caused by human or animal foot-fall or traffic. The path usually represents the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination. Width and erosion severity can be indicators of how much traffic a path receives. Desire paths emerge as shortcuts where constructed ways take a circuitous route, have gaps, or are non-existent.
Prayers of Steel
Built at Hartlepool Steel Fabrications Ltd, the use of steel reminds us of the North’s industrial heritage, especially now when steel work is disappearing from the area once more.
A distinctive and well-loved landmark, this is a collection of images (collected from social media) taken from vehicles as they pass the Angel. Along with the image will be any comment the image maker made.
The images will be produced as 6×4 photographs, the size used for ‘snapshots’ and collected in different formats for display. This is an ongoing project.
Once again working with the idea of boundaries, these plants live in an environment tailored to their needs and are pushing at the physical boundaries imposed on them, where outside those imposed boundaries they would wither and die.
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