Visit to Rosemoor and The Plough

February 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I had a good day on Thursday planning the sculptures, checking out the gallery space, planning the workshops with staff at The Plough as well as  researching the Gazebo (Summerhouse) at Rosemoor. The summerhouse was originally in the garden at Palmer House in Torrington, behind the church before being dismantled, transported and restored in the Arboretum at Rosemoor. I always planned on making a sculpture that reconnected the summerhouse to it’s original site.

Last Thursday I found Palmer House, in Torrington, and drew the line on a map that joined it to the summerhouse at Rosemoor. I then drove down to Rosemoor, stood in the summerhouse and looked back at Torrington on the hill. I always planned on recreating a line at Rosemoor that linked to a further sculture on Torrington Common that then pointed to Palmer House. I’ve always worried that because of trees leafing up or obscuring the view I wouldn’t be able to do this!

So it now looks like it’s possible! A line viewed from the summerhouse, travels across the Arboretum, up the trunk of a young silver birch through a gap in the trees, to the Common and Church beyond. It will be a challenge but should work! I reckon on needing 100 stakes at Rosemoor, and a further 200 on the Common.

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