Spent a terrific couple of hours in Fairy Cave quarry as the sun went down, this silent and huge sunken world echoing with the calls of roosting crows. Excited to find clear animal tracks along the retreating muddy margins of a large puddle but without my plaster casting equipment this evening so I had to console myself with the experimental collection of lost metal artefacts by using a large magnet to ‘drag’ for treasure. I only collected a series of small pins and nails but I think the techniques has potential and I may rig up a simple wheely mechanism so that I can keep the magnet pointing straight at the ground as I walk the quarry. Made notes about horizon features and considered my mapping ideas and the recording of tree silhouettes before returning to the van, parked amongst the derelict buildings in the dusk.
Duncan Cameron 29/6/15
Went looking for Richard Long on the Downs in Bristol as part of the upcoming Arnolfini exhibition. Just thought as its stone and stuff could be posted here as being of interest (Ralph Hoyte)
Ralph Hoyte 22/6/15
Yesterday was an afternoon of trying out some of the felt pieces in two of the quarries:
Fairy Cave – trying out the best location for a number of small white balls in Fairy Cave.
The “Island” of choice for “homing” the white balls against the steep wall of the quarry.
A sample small white ball beside some of the new flowers that have grown up since my last visit to Fairy Cave Quarry.
Westdown Quarry – trying out felting a huge stone!
Choosing a possible stone and wrapping the stone to make a template
The felting process with supervisor! Its hard work keeping track of what is happening!
“Trialing” out the piece on the stone in Westdown Quarry.
Suzie Gutteridge 5/6/15
Cath Bloomfield 3/6/15
An abundance of stones, this time at Westdown Quarry, means there is always somewhere to put things.
Bronwen Bradshaw, 17.4.2015