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CROWLAND LIBRARY - LAND WATER SKY

The current flatness of the Fens in Norfolk is an illusion. History shows that the land was covered in the tallest trees in Europe. It is this aspect as well as the current relationship between land, water and sky that has provided the inspiration for the Artscape / Landscape designs for Crowland Library. Croyland, as it was known before it was misspelled, means muddy land, or more imaginatively, island in the marshes. Although the water has gone, Crowland still feels like an island.

The sculpture seats represent this island like landscape / mountain rising from a mere, (lake). There is the absurd notion of encountering a mountain in a landscape so flat!