Sacred Waters Series – Carn Euny
500 x 500 x 60 mm
Glass, glass enamel, cork, timber.
Carn Euny is a well-preserved iron age settlement, in Cornwall, with an underground chamber with an aperture in the earth-covered roof. Nearby is a square basin, carved into the rock, filled by a spring, and was the village’s water supply. Huge boulders with trees clinging onto rocky ground surround the well. Offerings of strips of torn cloth hang from their branches, and cherished stones and coins are placed around. This was my first encounter with such a well and inspired a whole series of work.