Picturesque Device

Plywood, timber, wood stain, 2006

This project involved the creation of a small grouping of cattle, which were made as life size silhouettes cut out of rough plywood and attached to wooden frames to enable them to stand upright. This grouping of cows was then taken and placed on top of a slagheap alongside the main road into and out of Barrow. They were a grouping of cattle such as you might see in an eighteenth century landscape painting or more recently on the side of a milk carton, a picturesque device placed on top of this man made mountain with the sun setting behind it for the benefit of the passing motorists on there way home from work.

This project was made whilst on residency at Artgene, Barrow-in-Furness.