Vessels for Hekla
Limecrete , steel, recycled wood
2.5m x 2.5m x 70cm
About this work
This piece was designed for the gardens of Cockenzie House in East Lothian, for the 3 Harbours Festival. The starting point for this piece was the Grotto made from volcanic rock from Mount Hekla, that was brought back from Icelandic Fishing trips as ballast on local boats. It is a beautiful eroded pumice type rock, similar to the clinker also found in the garden, which was waste form the power station and used for making walls. The sculpture uses limecrete and fabric formed moulds, and the base is made of recycled geological specimen boxes.