Mincinglake Vally Park Projects
The source of inspiration for these works is a park in Exeter where there is a meadow growing over 30 foot of rubbish. This had been the largest municipal tip in Exeter in the 1960s and 70s in an area that is now surrounded by housing estates. In all probability this park (that is now very important for wildlife) would also have been built on if it hadn’t been for all the rubbish.
There is also a stream flowing underground through what had been a landfill site. The water then bubbles up as a bright orange, rust laden spring. Rather than the water forming a polluted stream it has now been diverted to a settling pool and reed-bed system. The roots of the reeds perform an effective filter removing the heavy metals out of the water and the resulting stream has a greatly improved bio-diversity. Reeds, roots and even polluted soil have been used in the printing process of various artworks.
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