WEATHERED BY WATER
My first sculpture. The steel metal sheets metaphorically explore and symbolize the body of water; Tresaith beach. Through the process of chemical degradation onto steel, the series intends to question and confront the water pollution in rural wales that may not be as visible to the observer.
Tresaith is where I have been wild swimming for over twenty years. By studying water data quality profiles over the past decade, I could understand and recognise the increase in pollution risk within this body of water. One of the two sheets has been weathered over a 24-hour chemical exposure process to rust the metal. It alludes to the heavily polluted and recent activity of new pollutants in our waters consequently by industrialisation in rural areas.
Creative Direction, Sculpting, Welding
Photography: Leia Morrisson