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IN AND OUT OF THE WATER - community project

Starting the story of the Water Bench

 
 


 
  Step 1: As public artist my role starts with research into the history of the site, wildlife (current, hoped for and feared) and local stories and myths.
I started with conversations with the EPIC team and landowner, went on to find library books, looked at online sites then continued by talking to local people through a series of workshops
 


 
  Step 2: Was practical workshops with local people on 6th, 29th October and 2nd November 2019, where we talked about the site, its stories, wildlife, history and future and made drawings in charcoal and chalk - then went on to create some of the designs as droplets in two cement colours  
 

This was included as part of the national project 
THE BIG DRAW

 

We had lots of contributions in the form of droplet drawings, ideas and stories about the river and the site during the first workshop.  

Here is a picture of the results


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each cement droplet was then made on a wire structure like this one below
 
 
This was the sample

 

 
 

These are some of the droplets that were made by local people and helpers



There is no paint used.  The colours are different toned cements

 at the Harriet Johnson Centre

 

 
  This is how the final design for the cement bench back was arranged with the drawings fixed onto the watery wire display so that every theme discussed was represented as well as some of the important elements that came out of the research .

The watery wire structure made for the display was actually used inside the cement bench

 


 

 
  click on either of these below for a key to the images used on the bench droplets  
 




 
 
Step3: The making of the Water Bench
 
 

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Water Bench being made and moved

 

 

Click here for a printable explanation of the themes and references

 
 
This is how it turned out
 
 
Water Bench front
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Water Bench back
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