Fragile  by rjb71


Another sculpture from Grimsthorpe Castle. I thought the inclusion of the dandelion clock fitted the bill. The quote below is from the artist David Crowe.

"Each letter to be cut into the earth at a depth of 100mm, 11m high, overall length
about 55m.
The idea for the word ‘fragile’ being carved into the earth was something I
felt harked back to a time when people and their environment had a close
understanding. It’s about priorities, reminding us of the obvious dangers facing
us today. We should treat our natural world with the same care and attention
as we would some man-made, precious object. The idea focuses on the use of a
heavy san-serif style of lettering, like that found on ‘HANDLE WITH CARE’ or
‘FRAGILE’ parcel tape.
This work was originally designed for installation in the Park at West Dean, a
rare chalk downland landscape, which is managed as part of an Environmentally
Sensitive Area scheme, so it was both ironic, and not entirely unexpected, that
Natural England, the government department that regulated the scheme, could not
sanction the removal of downland turf and the exposure of the chalk beneath.
We are delighted to have created the idea here at Grimsthorpe.
If we would only listen to Mother Nature.... A price will be paid if we don't, in my humble opinion. Fav!
June 27th, 2018  
What a wonderful idea ...
June 27th, 2018  
June 28th, 2018  
Really interesting. I love the addition of the dandelion too.
June 28th, 2018  
Incredible shot and quote, Mother Nature is very wise.
June 28th, 2018  
A great capture with the addition of the dandelion clock. Love the natural sculpture.
June 28th, 2018  
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