....Research Topics and Speculation about Art and Public Space by Scottish Citizen and artist Matt Baker

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

unexpected Morecambe

Not sure what I was expecting when I arrived in Morecambe on a 2 day research trip as part of the Way of the Roses project - but it wasn't to find such an intensely active bit of coastline so dramatically highlighted by the elements of light, wind and water. There is 'Eric' as well of course - but I loved the idea that the traditional British holidaymaker always has something extraordinary to watch form the Prom...rather than just waiting for the sunshine to allow them on the beach.

The tide goes out very fast to reveal a pristine landscape of shimmering silt
 Visceral channels of water flow around the silt
 Walking the Prom
 Weather Station outside the Town Hall
....and then there is 'Eric'

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