- 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